Posted Thu, May 26, 2011 3:36am EST

Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood & More: The 'American Idol' Grand Finale Was Amazing! Pics!

Posted Thu, May 26, 2011 3:36am EST

With more A-list musical performances than your typical awards show, the ‘American Idol’ finale blew everyone out of the water May 25! The show was epic!

The American Idol creators and producers must have been eating their Wheaties and drinking their Red Bull this week. Usually reality competition shows have lackluster, cheesy and boring finales, but that wasn’t the case with the American Idol Grand Finale May 25 — it was better than the Grammys!

The night started with a cute — albeit cheesy — Lady Gaga cover from the top 13 contestants that reminded us of a Glee performance. However, it was only up hill from there. Jack Black performed a duet with Casey Abrams; James Durbin wailed with Judas PriestGladys Knight gave a stirring performance with the dynamic Jacob Lusk and the legendary Tony Bennett sang a jazz number with Haley Reinhart.

Throughout the two hour program, the special guest stars just kept on coming. We completely lost our composure when Beyonce surprised the audience by coming on stage to perform “Single Ladies” with the top girls — and then really freaked out for the pop queen herself, Lady Gaga.

And it didn’t stop there!

Tim McGraw crooned with Scotty McCreery; Marc Anthony brought some flavor with a Latino song (and a very sexy back up dancer named Jennifer Lopez); Beyonce sang her new single and Lauren Alaina belted it out with her idol, Carrie Underwood.

The night came to an end with an unexpected and over-the-top amazing appearance by the cast of Spider Man and Bono and finished with a solo by the one and only, Steven Tyler. Sure, Scotty, 17, won the title of American Idol, but who could even pay attention to the results with a show that put the grand in finale?

Did YOU enjoy the results show? Who was your favorite performer? Sound off below!

Kirstin Benson

GET MORE ON THE AMERICAN IDOL FINALE:

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  3. Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood & More: The ‘American Idol’ Grand Finale Was Amazing! Pics!

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poppyseed

Posted at 11:19 AM on May 31, 2011  

Idol always puts on the best finale show and this one topped them all. The best part was having the constestants singing with people of thir musical genre. I just knew that Lauren would be singing with Carrie Underwood.This years singers were the best. So who needs Simon. Well you can always watch him on the XFactor.

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Ramona

Posted at 1:03 AM on May 27, 2011  

I voted for Scotty from the early on. Happy that he won, what an amazing talent. It will be great to see a new FACE for country music, tired of all the others. All the idols this year were highly TALENTED. I will always be a fan to the end. The best finale ever, especially Steven Tyler. Many thanks to American Idol for making this year the best of all. Good luck Scotty!!!!!!

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nanlu

Posted at 11:43 AM on May 26, 2011  

Awesome and happy Scotty won…….pulling for him all year…road trip should be good for the 11 final contestants…….guess i am one of the grandmas who voted for him lol…….. great season as far as i am concerned and enjoyed it with the wonderful finale…….also enjoyed your comments as well……good job

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Trish

Posted at 9:14 AM on May 26, 2011  

MY TWO FAVORITES:

1) The Carrie Underwood duet with Lauren Alaina – Does Carrie Underwood have the greatest legs ever?

2) Always like U2!

I was disappointed with Steven Tyler for failing to even invite Aerosmith to play Dream On – a little petty!

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Lisa Halabut

Posted at 8:46 AM on May 26, 2011  

Thank you Idol for bringing us the most amazing talent this year. I have especially enjoyed the supportive and awesome judges for making this show what it should be all about – the contestants and their journey. Thank you – Tonight was Spectacular!!

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