Friday, July 22, 2011

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Scotty McCreery Performs For His Hometown Next Week

Im really looking forward to Scottys visit to the RBC center. If your going please let me know! I would love to set up a ustream cell cast for the fans. Even if I have no idea exactly how that works! lol I'm sure I can figure it out. 

Our "American Idol" is coming home again next week. But unlike at his Emmy-nominated triumphant return to Garner's Lake Benson Park in May, this time Scotty McCreery will be sharing the stage.

He and the others in last season's "Idol" Top 11 will be rolling into Raleigh's RBC Center on Wednesday for the "American Idol Live!" tour. They'll continue across the state Thursday to Charlotte's Time-Warner Cable Arena.

For Scotty - the Garner High School baseball player and Lowes Foods cashier who won the 10th "Idol" crown in May - returning to his home state will be particularly sweet. As an N.C. State basketball fan, the 17-year-old has spent plenty of time in the seats of the RBC Center.

"It's going to be cool for me because I've gone there so many times for concerts and N.C. State games," Scotty said. "I just want to go out there and say thanks to everyone here."
But unless the "Idol" tour promoters change things up for this special stop, Scotty likely won't be saying his thanks until later in the show. In reports from the early stops on the tour, which launched July 6 near Salt Lake City, Scotty doesn't make his first appearance until about two hours in.

Because he was the big winner, Scotty gets the headliner treatment. So, while the other 10 - including runner-up Lauren Alaina - are performing a variety of solos, duets and group numbers, Scotty is hanging out backstage awaiting his big entrance. (He recently Tweeted about watching the Espy Awards while waiting to go on.)

Of course, when Scotty does appear, the crowd response is huge, reviewers say.
USA Today's "Idol" blogger, Brian Mansfield, noted that Scotty's first song is Josh Turner's "Your Man," which Scotty made his own during "Idol," often singing the opening refrain: "Baby, lock them doors and turn the lights down low ..."

"He puts a little extra effort into 'I can't believe how much it turns me on' and gets the same response as sparks raining from the ceiling would have," Mansfield wrote. "He wrecks the house with 'Gone' and looks as if he's hardly trying."

"Gone," the Montgomery Gentry song that Scotty had much success with on "Idol," gets backing on the tour by Lauren and some of the other female finalists.

Concert-goers also can expect a duet between Lauren and Scotty on "When You Say Nothing At All," the country song previously performed by both Keith Whitley and Alison Krauss.

At previous stops, Scotty has been soloing on Thompson Square's "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" and, of course, his own hit single, "I Love You This Big." And Scotty will be in the finale, in which everyone joins for a medley that includes Journey's "Any Way You Want It" and "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'."

Though the McCreerians - Scotty's fervent fans - may have to wait a bit to see him, they'll likely go home satisfied.

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