The big surprise of the finale? It was pretty entertaining for a show with an all-but-predetermined outcome.
Fans of country and moms sure had a lot to cheer about last night.
Get ready for an all-twangy-teen finale; Haley Reinhart is gone.
On-stage falls, ripped pantyhose, Scotty McCreery doing that weird thing with his eyes—last night's Idol was full of follies.
Death to false metal, tonight on American Idol.
The top four huff and puff and get advised by Gaga on inspirational-slash-Lieber and Stoller night.
The producers' machinations were in full effect during the Top 5 episode of Idol.
This time, it counts.
The six remaining Idol hopefuls take on the catalog of Carole King.
He might have survived a car accident, but he didn't make it to the end of American Idol. After the jump, fve other unfortunate events during the night.
The singers finally get to prove whether or not they can handle current pop songs. The results are mixed!
The Nudie Suit-wearing troubadour becomes the first male finalist to exit the Idol fray.
Everybody was a winner last night on American Idol! Except the people watching at home.