Taylor Hicks crowned American Idol winner

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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Taylor Hicks after winning competition

Taylor Hicks the 29-year-old Birmingham, Alabama, native was crowned the fifth season winner of American Idol. Taylor received the majority of the 63.4 million votes cast after Tuesday night's two-hour performance show.

The finale was broadcast on Fox and CTV, from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.

Hicks got a recording contract with the RCA Music Group as his prize. His first single is called "Do I Make You Proud" written by Tracy Ackerman, Andrew Watkins and Paul Wilson.

Hicks is expected to release an album in the upcoming months.