Lady Gaga, Romeo, ‘American Idol’ Empower Audiences This Week

Photo: Scotty McCreery is announced the season's 2011 "American Idol" winner. (Getty Images)

We sent “The Oprah Winfrey Show” off this week, the new “American Idol” was crowned, the mirrorball trophy was awarded on “Dancing With The Stars” and Lady Gaga took us “Inside The Outside.” This week of TV proved to be an action-packed one–from J.Lo dancing on “Idol” to The Black Eyed Peas singing on “Dancing.” We’ve come up with three ways to keep the action from this week’s shows going.

+ “American Idol” Puts Spotlight On Young Artists, Tornado Ravaged South

The action: Scotty McCreery, 17, beat out 16-year-old Lauren Alaina after the youngest duo in “American Idol” history proved that age ain’t nothing but a number on the series’ 10th season finale. Both high school students captured America’s hearts to make it to the final episode, where gospel greats Kirk Franklin, Gladys Knight and “Idol” finalist Jacob Lusk dedicated their performance to the tornado ravaged South. Last week, Lauren Alaina visited her hometown in Georgia, where she witnessed the damage in her community for the first time. Watch her visit below.

Continue the action: Text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to donate $10 to relief efforts.

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+ Romeo Miller Dances For The Urban Born Foundation on “Dancing With The Stars”

The action: All season long, (not-so-Lil’-anymore) Romeo wowed the “DWTS” audience. While he fell short of making the final three (which consisted of winner Hines Ward and runners-up Kirstie Alley and Chelsea Kane), he did manage to push youth empowerment and education in his dances. He came back to perform on the season finale’s results show for the kids, dancing to Whitney Houston’s “Greatest Love Of All” with a youth choir and all. Watch his performance below.

Continue the action: Donate to Romeo’s Urban Born Foundation and help send kids to summer camp.

+ Lady Gaga Goes “Inside The Outside” To Reflect On Years Of Bullying
The action: Lady Gaga recalled being bullied in school during last night’s MTV special. “I remember I didn’t want to tell my parents because it was too embarrassing,” she says. “In a way the fans have been a key to my heart, unlocking things about myself that I didn’t want to handle, or deal with, or address that make me…a better songwriter.” Watch her go into detail about being thrown into a trash can below.

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