Ryan announced it as "the winner of Season 10" as suppose to the winner of 2011, which is how he normally announces it.
The Ford Music Video was "Whenever You Remember" by Carrie Underwood. The Idols sing with flashbacks of the season playing behind them.
There were 122 million votes. Ryan mentioned that a quarter of a billion (about 750 million) votes were cast all season.
Lauren kissed Scotty right on the lips after he won, and she kissed him a few more times on the cheek after his performance. Rumours quickly spread about the two dating, but Scotty said they were just "really, really close friends".
Scotty was given a trophy after winning.
During Jacob's performance with Gladys Knight and Kirk Franklin a number came on screen which people could text to send a $10 donation for disaster relief.
Season 7 contestant Michael Johns, Season 7 Winner David Cook, Season 8 Runner-Up Adam Lambert, Season 9 Winner Lee DeWyze and actress Lori Laughlin were in the audience tonight.
For the first time ever, each contestant was given four phone numbers, as suppose to three in the finale.
Although promising in the previous episode, Scotty did not shave his head for the finale.
There was only a video clip before the final performance of each contestant.
During his performance, Taio Cruz's mic was cut out and a part of the performance couldn't be heard (except for the music).
Ryan had to delay a bit while Taio Cruz got ready to perform.
It was revealed that right before the show Lauren had some vocal issues. They even had a medic come out and explain what happened. However, she was fine and able to perform all her songs.
Season 7 Runner Up David Archuleta and Season 8 Winner Kris Allen were in the audience tonight.
Il Volo performed "'O Sole Mio" and Nicole Scherzinger Ft. 50 Cent performed "Right There".
The Ford Music Video was "Smile" by Uncle Kracker. The Idols take a trip to the beach and have fun.
After her elimination Haley sang "Benny and the Jets" by Elton John.
There was no Group Number tonight.
Actress Elle Fanning was in the audience tonight.
There were 95 million votes.