Kent was there. When Lauren's name was announced he stepped back, then went in and hugged Lauren. An assoicate producer came out and gave him flowers, and then escorted him off the stage as Cat asked Lauren if she had anything to say. The rest of the finalists then ran over to Lauren, followed by Kent back out on stage. Robert, I think, tried to get to Lauren, then when he realized that she was mobbed, he saw Kent and ran over to him and picked him up and swung him around. (You can see them in the last wide shot, before the close-up of Lauren that ends the show.)Originally Posted by kml2000ga;4035738;
I hate that every year they wait until the last 60 secconds of the show to announce the winner, so there is never enough time to savor the moment.