Carrie Underwood was crowned the American Idol during the live season finale tonight on Fox. Underwood, 22, of
Underwood and co-finalist Bo Bice each performed three songs. Both sang the original "American Idol" single “Inside Your Heaven.” In addition, Underwood sang "Angels Brought Me Here" and Martina McBride’s "Independence Day," and Bice sang "Long, Long Road" and "Vehicle" by The Ides of March. The Top 12 American Idol contestants were reunited on tonight’s final results show, joined by guest artists George Benson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kenny G, Babyface, Billy Preston, Rascal Flatts and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Underwood is the fourth American Idol to be crowned, joining the group of Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard and Fantasia as winners of the title, a major recording contract and a management contract. Visit www.idolonfox.com for American Idol news and highlights.