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Which Was More Fun: Guest Performers or Scotty and Lauren's Kiss?

American Idol

Tom Jones, Tim McGraw, the Kiss and More Highlights from the Idol Finale

Originally posted 05/26/2011 09:45AM

It was an American Idol finale for the record books: Steven Tyler sang "Dream On," Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony shared a dance and a kiss on stage, country legends Tim McGraw and Carrie Underwood wowed, James Durbin got his happy metal ending with Judas Priest, Tom Jones showed the men of the top 13 how it's done and Haley Reinhart even sang a snazzy version of "Steppin' Out with My Baby" with Tony Bennett.

But the night belonged to Scotty McCreery, who took home the Idol crown.

"It was just a moment I will never forget," said McCreery, 17, of his win. "This was all about me being able to accomplish my dreams. I'm an American Idol. That was a huge dream. It's time for me to start my career. The real work begins."

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Singer Tom Jones Is Knighted | Tom Jones (Musician)

Singer Tom Jones Is Knighted

Originally posted 03/29/2006 01:45PM

Welsh singing legend Tom Jones was knighted by Queen Elizabeth on Wednesday in honor of the hip-swiveling star's four decades of performing.

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