Whether they were watching from the comfort of their couch or took the walk down the red carpet inside the Nokia Theater to watch it live, many of the ghosts of Idol past (and a few from the present, too) shared their thoughts on last night’s finale. Check out Twitter reactions from Adam Lambert, Pia Toscano, David Cook and more after the jump — plus, you won’t believe which hip-hop star wants to work with Season 10 champion Scotty McCreery.
Just as Scotty was declared the winner, Season 9 runner-up Crystal Bowersox offered this blunt tweet: “Ugh. That’s all.” Poor timing for her sentiment that actually had nothing to do with the results. “HA! Calm down. I ugh’ed because I wasn’t feeling too hot… But re: idol, it doesn’t matter if you win or lose, it’s how you play the game:)”
Season 10′s Most Surprising Eliminated Contestant, Pia Toscano: “Highlight of my life.. Performing with Beyonce!! Congrats @SMcCreeryAI10 and @LAlainaAI10!! You are both stars and I couldn’t be more proud.”
Season 8 winner Kris Allen: “Great time at the finale tonight. Congrats Scotty and the rest of the idols on starting their career tomorrow.”
Season 7 winner David Cook: “Congrats to @AmericanIdol on another year in the books and congrats to Scotty and the rest of the TOP 13 on an amazing season!”
Season 7 runner-up David Archuleta: “What an awesome night it was!! Congrats to Scotty, and to Lauren as well for their amazing run and continued success.”
Season 10 runner-up Lauren Alaina thanked a fan who suggested she date Scotty, but passed on the offer: “We are just really good friends, but thank you.” So much for those rumors!
Season 5′s Chris Daughtry commented on the clip comparing his “blowfish” face to James Durbin’s: “James and I makin the same face! Hahaha! Nice. I looked stupid:)”
Season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert shared his excitement of meeting Jack Black, and adored the “Telephone” gals’ separate performances: “Beyonce and Gaga’s performances were awesome!!! Oh and Steven Tyler!!! Hot!”
The most surprising Tweet came from none other than Idol’s frequent guest mentor Will.i.am: “I would like to record a song with scotty…(Congratulations!!!)”
What kind of track can you imagine will.i.am and Scotty making together? Is there such a thing as country electronica? (Yes, apparently there is.)