It was Lauren Alaina vs. Scotty McCreery in the American Idol 2011 finals and the winner of the bitter battle (okay, that’s a bit of a stretch) has just been announced and fans will undoubtedly have a lot to say about the news.
American Idol 2011 Winner Is….
[Drum roll]…Scotty McCreery!
Lauren had been a fan favorite (not to mention a favorite of Steven Tyler) since the very beginning but Scotty came back hard the last few weeks. In the words of Randy Jackson, they were both definitely ‘in it to win it’ and both were trying desperately to secure enough votes to win.
The whole competition was almost turned upside down last night when it was revealed that Lauren had lost her voice. If Lauren couldn’t complete her 3 songs last night (which she was unable to do in rehearsals) 3rd place contestant Haley Reinhart would step in and compete against Scotty in the finals.
Fortunately for Lauren and her fans, she delivered the songs almost-perfectly earning great praise from the judges.
Last night, Steven Tyler told Lauren and Scotty that Lauren would win tonight but he wasn’t right in his prediction at all! Scotty took home the title, despite many fans who are furious over the news.
The question is, did the right person win? Is Scotty McCreery deserving of the American Idol title?
I’ll leave that one up to you guys!