updated 05/25/2011 AT 4:00 PM ET
•originally published 05/25/2011 AT 10:20 PM ET
After Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina performed three songs each on the first night of the American Idol finale on Tuesday, Jennifer Lopez summed up the competition: “It’s a tight race,” she said. “America has their job cut out for them.”
Now that job is done. The votes – 122 million of them, a new Idol record – are in and after a star-studded spectacular, host Ryan Seacrest announced the season 10 winner.
Keep reading to find out if Scotty or Lauren was named the new American Idol …