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Lauren Alaina backstage Q&A after the 'American Idol' finale: 'I'm so ecstatic to have just even made it this far.'

Lauren Alaina was all smiles backstage at the Nokia Theater, and she appeared genuinely happy for her fellow teenager Scotty McCreery, who took home the season 10 crown. EW spoke with her after the show to talk about her obvious connection with Scotty McCreery (including those kisses she showered on him), her duet with season 4 champion Carrie Underwood, and what she hopes to do now that the show is over. Watch the exclusive interview below.

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