updated 05/26/2011 AT 8:00 AM ET
•originally published 05/26/2011 AT 8:25 AM ET
Arriving on the red carpet for the American Idol season finale on Wednesday, finalists Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina had a chance to look back at season 10 – and their friendship with each other.
“Every day’s been a special moment with Lauren,” said McCreery, 17. “I met her day one of Hollywood Week. We were in groups in Vegas, and she’s my classmate out here in L.A. We’ve been together a whole lot. We talk about a lot of things. We’ve had a lot of special moments.”
“I’ve been waiting a long time for this night to be here,” added Alaina, 16. “Tonight’s going to be awesome.”