He aimed to bring heavy metal to American Idol all season long, and James Durbin truly got his chance to do so on last night's finale.

The impressive artist took to the stage alongside Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford and sang a duet of both :Living After Midnight" and "Breaking the Law." It was some way to kick off the two-hour show, which culminated in Scotty McCreery being named season 10 champion.

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With the fate of two wholesome teens with good reputations hanging in the balance, American Idol viewers were treated to ... a half-naked Lady Gaga!

Obviously you know what you're getting with Gaga, who always pushes the envelope. But this rendition of "Edge of Glory" was pretty risque, even for her.

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Bentley Williams was cast as this season's villain on The Bachelorette - sort of like a Wes Hayden / Justin Rego hybrid - before he even got out of the limo.

Before the night began, Ashley Hebert explained she had been warned about Bentley by someone from last season (Michelle) who loosely knows him.

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She's done a solid job as a judge on season 10 of American Idol, but Jennifer Lopez rose from her seat and truly captivated viewers last night.

The sexy singer put on her dancing shoes and shook it up on stage for husband Marc Anthony, who entertained the audience with Sheila E on percussion. The fun Spanish medley featured touches of rock, pop and country.

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