American Idol Season 10 finale

by SheKnows
May 25, 2011 at 7:06 p.m. ET
Before the performances got started it was revealed that Lauren Alaina had a strained vocal chord and almost bowed out of the show.

1 /16: Scott McCreery "Gone"

1/16 : Scott McCreery "Gone"

Scotty McCrerery kicked of the show with his version of "Gone."

2 /16: Scotty McCreery Round 1 Performance

2/16 :Scotty McCreery Round 1 Performance

The crowd loved Scotty McCreery's favorite -- "Gone" in the first round of the finale.

3 /16: Lauren Alaina "Flat on the Floor"

3/16 :Lauren Alaina "Flat on the Floor"

Lauren Alaina sang "Flat on the Floor" in Round 1 of the Season 10 finale.

4 /16: Lauren Alaina Round 1 Performance

4/16 :Lauren Alaina Round 1 Performance

Lauren Alaina impressed with "Flat on the Floor" in Round 1 of the Season 10 finale.

5 /16: Scotty McCreery "Check Yes or No"

5/16 :Scotty McCreery "Check Yes or No"

In Round 2, Scotty McCreery picked up the guitar for George Strait's pick -- "Check Yes or No"

6 /16: Lauren Alaina "Maybe It was Memphis"

6/16 :Lauren Alaina "Maybe It was Memphis"

It was Lauren Alaina's rendition of "Maybe It was Memphis" that got the judges attention in Season 10 finale.

7 /16: Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery

7/16 :Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery

Both young contestants, Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery were noticeably nervous and excited in the Season 10 finale.

8 /16: Lauren & Scotty

8/16 :Lauren & Scotty

In the judging after Round 2, most agreed that Scotty won the first round and Lauren the second.

9 /16: Ryan Seacrest

9/16 :Ryan Seacrest

It was the 10th finale for American Idol host Ryan Seacrest.

10 /16: Lauren Alaina "Like My Mother Does"

10/16 :Lauren Alaina "Like My Mother Does"

In the final round, Lauren Alaina sang to her mother and the tears flowed with her rendition of the original song "Like My Mother Does"

11 /16: David Cook

11/16 :David Cook

David Cook covered "Don't You Forget About Me" on the Season 10 finale.

12 /16: David Cook Performance

12/16 :David Cook Performance

Season 7 American Idol winner David Cook sings "Don't You Forget About Me."

13 /16: Lauren & Scotty Press Junket

13/16 : Lauren & Scotty Press Junket

Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery meet the press.

14 /16: Scotty McCreery & Lauren Alaina

14/16 :Scotty McCreery & Lauren Alaina

Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina have grown to be close friends over the course of the season.

15 /16: Lauren, Scotty & Simon Fuller

15/16 :Lauren, Scotty & Simon Fuller

Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery pose on the red carpet with Simon Fuller, creator of the Idol franchise, as Fuller receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

16 /16: Top 13 & Simon Fuller

16/16 :Top 13 & Simon Fuller

The Top 13 contestants post on the red carpet with Simon Fuller, creator of American Idol.