Scotty McCreery (you can't have a more Scottish name than that) eventually won the title, with his strength in country style which he made full use of. Truth be told, his face reminds me of the cartoon figure in Mad magazines! A handsome version.
Lauren, also of the last 3 semi-finalists, was shown during a rehearsal, egging Steven Styler to join her in his 'Don't wanna miss a thing'. The nice thing about American Idol is the flexibility in allowing creativity in expression. The judges were really good in selecting from raw talents but with potential, and polishing them along the way to be super stars. Towards the final selection, it would have been difficult to decide on the final winner, and what better or fairer way than to leave it to the millions of Americans?