'American Idol' Crowns New Winner
It was a win many didn't see coming.
On Sunday night Laine Hardy triumphed over fan and judge favorite Alejandro Aranda to become the winner of Season 2 of ABC's "American Idol."
Hardy, a Louisiana native who was dubbed the Southern heartthrob of the show performed his new single "Flame" after he was announced by host Ryan Seacrest as the champion.
Hardy had auditioned before, but this season he came back to serve as a guitarist for a friend during the auditions.