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VIDEO: American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery Shows Us How to Get "Scottified"

Scotty McCreery

American Idol winner Scotty McCreery isn't known for just his singing: the 17-year-old says he has a specific method for how to hold the microphone.

"You relax the wrists [with] one finger holding it," he tells TVGuide.com. "Add an eyebrow [and you're] Scottified."

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VIDEO: American Idol's Lauren Alaina Says She's Not Dating Scotty, But Plans to Duet With Him

Scotty McCreary and Lauren Alaina

Lauren Alaina, runner-up to Scotty McCreery on American Idol, says she's better than him at one thing. "I'm really athletic. I can throw a football farther than Scotty can," she tells TVGuide.com.

American Idol's Haley Reinhart: "I was at peace" with elimination

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Lee DeWyze: I Wouldn't Want to Have a Drink With Nigel Lythgoe

Lee DeWyze

Just because Lee DeWyze wasn't asked to perform on Wednesday night's American Idol finale, he didn't want to present Scotty McCreery the trophy as some sort of consolation prize.

"I didn't want them to throw me a bone because I didn't perform," DeWyze tells The Hollywood Reporter.

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Nigel Lythgoe: Lee DeWyze Was Asked to Present Idol Trophy a Week Before

Nigel Lythgoe, Lee DeWyze

Nigel Lythgoe has shot back at Lee DeWyze's claim that he was given a last-minute request to appear onstage at Wednesday's American Idol finale.

"True, he wasn't asked to sing, but Lee knows he was asked to present the trophy ...
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Matt's TV Week in Review

Brian Van Holt, Courteney Cox, Dan Byrd

How happy are we that, despite the latest round of apocalyptic predictions, the world didn't end last weekend. Although for Oprah Winfrey fans, the week that followed probably felt like the End of Days. It was also the End of Season — which comes as a bit of a relief, although TV didn't take even a day's rest before launching the summer season with the premiere of a personal fave, Fox's So You Think You Can Dance.

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Nigel Lythgoe "So Upset" That Lee DeWyze Refused to Present Idol Trophy

Nigel Lythgoe and Lee DeWyze

Despite drawing big names like Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Judas Priest for Wednesday's American Idol finale, series executive producer Nigel Lythgoe revealed that there was one element of the show that didn't come together.

"I was so upset Lee DeWyze wouldn't present the winners trophy to Scotty [McCreery]," Lythgoe tweeted Thursday about the Season 9 winner. "Especially as he'd been on the show this Season. I guess he was... read more

American Idol Champ Scotty McCreery: "What You See Is What You Get with Me"

Scotty McCreery

After the record-breaking 122 million votes were tallied, Scotty McCreery was crowned the new American Idol champ. "I couldn't believe it," says the down-to-earth 17-year-old. "It was an incredible experience and a moment I will never ...
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Ratings: American Idol Keeps Its Dynastic Dominance Going

Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina

Viewers loved American Idol's Season 10 finale this big: The two-hour season-ender, which crowned Scotty McCreery as the new champion, averaged 29.3 million viewers in crowning, nearly 20 percent more than last year's finale, according to preliminary Nielsen figures.

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Producer: Pia Toscano's Making A "Big, Diva-Sounding Record"

Pia Toscano

Hitmaker Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins says he recently spent some time in the studio with celebrated American Idol castoff Pia Toscano, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and the sound of Toscano's debut record may be no surprise to anyone who witnessed her command of the stage and soaring vocals...
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American Idol Backstage Report: Season 10 Winner Crowned

Scotty McCreery

Moments after becoming the newly minted American Idol, Scotty McCreery sticks his tongue out, trying to catch the confetti falling from the ceiling. "I was acting like it was snow and sticking my tongue out like you do for snowflakes," he tells reporters after the show. "I was just being a kid. I am seventeen."

It's a good thing the contestants on this show get some practice doing press, because the ...
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