Season 10

Winner: Scotty McCreery
Season 10 was about big changes. The judging panel was revamped, and Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler joined Randy Jackson. Jimmy Iovine became the in-house mentor. Other changes included lowering the contestant age limit to 15 years old, adding another round in Las Vegas, and online voting through Facebook. The lower age limit allowed Lauren Alaina to audition, and she got second place to another teen, Scotty McCreery.