'Nasty' Nigel congas with Lady Gaga

Country singer Scotty McCreery has been named the new American Idol but for us the picture of the night is 'Nasty' Nigel Lythgoe with Lady Gaga.

122 million votes were cast as the teenager beat Lauren Alaina coming in second place.

The star-studded final included performances Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Tom Jones, Bono and Jack Black.

Nigel Lythgoe is producer of American Idol. In 2000 he shot to prominence as tough judge on Popstars and was nicknamed "Nasty Nigel". Lythgoe moved to the US in 2002 to produce American Idol and then became producer/judge and co-creator of So You Think You Can Dance.

Nigel Lythgoe

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