Scotty McCreery won the American Idol battle of the fresh-faced country crooners Wednesday, pulling more of a record 122 million-plus viewer votes than competitor Lauren Alaina.

“I never in my wildest dreams, I’ve got to thank the Lord first … he got me here.” said McCreery, a 17-year-old with a strikingly deep, old-soul voice that contrasts with his youth.

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