`American Idol' crowns a winner

Tim McGraw, left, and finalist Scotty McCreery perform at the "American Idol" finale on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

May 25, 2011 8:59:32 PM PDT
Scotty McCreery won the "American Idol" battle of the fresh-faced country crooners Wednesday, pulling more of a record 122 million-plus viewer votes than competitor Lauren Alaina.