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Scotty McCreery sang his country heart all the way to the top to become America's 10th Idol!

Oodles of new records have been set this season including claims that Scotty and Lauren are the youngest finalists in the ten years the show has been on the air.  Ryan Seacrest also announced that a record setting 122 million votes were cast before Scotty was crowned the winner!

Last night's finale was a celebrity packed evening of appearances and performances that included each of the top 13 finalists  -- seriously, nicely done!

My favs last night included the duet between Casey and Jack Black -- didn't they look like brothers?  Weird!

I'm not necessarily a fan of country music and got chills listening to Scotty and Tim McGraw perform together.  Scotty held his own and actually looked like a seasoned artist.  I was blown away by his confidence and I think Tim really enjoyed himself too!

Of course, U2 rocked-and-a-half!  Check out their performance of 'Rise Above' from the Spidey musical they arranged for Broadway.  Reeve Carney stars in the musical and joined The Edge and Bono.