LA Live was the place to be on Wednesday night as the country's most talented young singers, Scotty McCreery and Lauren Ailana, took to the stage and vied for the title of American Idol. There were also quite a few outstanding performances from more established artists (um, can you say, Gaga?!?). Glam was there, front and center, as a guest of Ford, and observed a few fabulous moments on camera and off...
The host with the most, Ryan Seacrest looked as dashing and debonair as ever for the big event.
Lauren Aliana and Scott McCreery descent the steps to the massive stage hand-in-hand. It's been about a year since they first met at the American Idol auditions and the two have become best friends.
Scotty and Lauren each present their favorite teacher with the keys to her own Ford Focus live at the American Idol finale.
What a funny twosome! Jack Black and Casey Abrams go head-to-head (literally).
He is talented and she is smoking hot. Together, they sizzle. J. Lo and Marc performed together on stage. Well, he sang and she shook her booty.
Country cuties Carrie Underwood and Lauren Alaina sang a sassy rendition of "Before He Cheats."
With their rich and soulful voices, Tim McGraw and Scotty McCreery blended beautifully.
Beyonce brought down the house singing solo on stage. Earlier in the evening, she joined the women of Idol in a fun compilation of her most famous songs.
Oh. My. Gaga. The controversial singer wowed the crowd with her voice, performance, dance moves, costume, and set pieces.
What a night. Tyler ascended the stage from the judges table and gave the performance of a lifetime.
Bono and the Edge performed a song from their new Broadway musical Spiderman: Take Down the Dark.
Spiderman also made an appearance and tried to get a kiss from Ms. Lopez.
Such tension. Such drama! Scotty and Lauren await the results... and so do we!
Gracious as ever, Lauren gives Scotty, her best friend, a big hug upon hearing the news. We say "best friend," but we suspect more. It wasn't on camera, but she attacked his face with kisses.
McCreery shares the moment with family, friends, and the judges. What a spectacular evening!