Classmates of Scotty McCreery‘s got a surprise Saturday night when the ‘American Idol‘ finalist showed up to his high school’s prom. The 17-year-old arrived without a date — unless you count the TV crew — and looked country chic in a dark jacket, open dress shirt and pink-and-white carnation boutonniere.
Chris Lester, whose son Bryan attended the event at Garner High School, tells Taste of Country that McCreery’s visit was short. The singer posed for pictures and took time to perform a snippet of Montgomery Gentry‘s ‘Gone,’ but left almost as quickly as he arrived. The News and Observer, Raleigh’s daily paper, reports the arrival took two takes as McCreery was overcome with emotion the first time. His crew climbed back in the SUV limousine, took a lap around the block and taped the entire thing again.
Throughout the weekend, television interfered with honest entertainment, but only minimally. While
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