Scotty McCreery

There are many trends to exploit from the past season of American Idol: Randy Jackson's constant refrain, "In it to win it!"; Jennifer Lopez's vague compliments that could be applied to any contestant, regardless of who they are or what they did (never forget: "Do you watch rap?"); Steven Tyler's perpetual lechery; the way the entire panel hedges about criticism by qualifying it by saying, "At first ..." and then explaining how any given contestant pulled it together; Jacob Lusk's wordless wailing. Instead, we're saying goodbye to this season of Idol with a look at the finest moments of a longstanding tradition on the show: ending a performance by singing the song's title one last time to drive it home. Nothing says cheese like ending on the title, and these are all photo-worthy finishes.

Watch our montage: