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'American Idol' sets voting records going into Wednesday finale

May 25, 2011 |  3:17 pm

Scottylauren The country showdown on "American Idol" has evidently sent viewers' dialin' fingers aflutter.

The No. 1-rated singing contest logged a record 122.4 million votes following Tuesday's sing-off between country crooners Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina, according to Fox.

Total votes logged for Season 10 amounted to 730 million, also a series record.

Meanwhile, the ratings were up slightly, too. A total of 20.6 million viewers tuned in to Tuesday's performance final, compared with 20.1 for the same show last year.

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Photo: Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery, the finalists on "American Idol." Credit: Michael Becker / Fox