Thursday, March 29, 2012

Scotty McCreery Performs ‘Water Tower Town’ on ‘American Idol’

By: Amy Sciarretto
‘American Idol‘ Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery returned to the stage tonight (March 29) to perform his twangy, uptempo single ‘Water Tower Town.’ It feels like only yesterday that the singer was competing in the thick of the competition each and every week. Now, with a hit record and hard-earned status as a country superstar, McCreery really has grown by leaps and bounds in the space of a year.

Looking much like he did in 2011, in dark jeans and a black button-down shirt, McCreery cruised through the song effortlessly. He engaged the crowd and the judge’s panel, performing behind the trio for a minute or so. He’s such a natural performer and it showed tonight. America did not make any sort of mistake when it crowned him the winner 10 months ago.

After McCreery’s performance, host Ryan Seacrest ad-libbed Josh Turner‘s ‘Your Man’ when he gave McCreery a hug, nodding to the singer’s audition song and the lyric (“Baby lock the doors / And turn the lights down low”) that started it all.

Show mentor Jimmy Iovine came on the stage to present McCreery with a platinum plaque for his album ‘Clear as Day,’ which means it has sold a million copies. Iovine, a longtime industry exec, acknowledged that for an artist to have a platinum certification on their debut release in this day and age is nothing short of herculean.

Things really have come full circle for McCreery, who is one of the most successful Idols in the show’s history. Congrats on your success, Scotty!

30 comments:

  1. Did anybody notice that little chuckle when Scotty went around Randy at the Judge's table? I wonder what Randy said to him that made him laugh?

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    1. nothing. they were trying to fist-bump, their fists slightly missed each other, but it did connect, though. that made scotty chuckle a little while singing his song.

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    2. Provavelmente foi porque o Scotty bateu errado na mão do Randy.

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    3. Yeah! I think the fist-bump graze caused the chuckle, but it also made me think of JLo's comment last season about him almost laughing: "always capture that moment..you feel so comfortable in your own skin and everyone is having a good time." :)

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  2. So happy for our Scotty and the "Superstar" treatment he got from the Idol. JLo looked like a pround Auntie or Momma...WE ARE ALL SO PROUD OF SCOTTY!

    Now...let' all pray that he will win the ACM New Artist Award! My heart is jumping....yeah!!!!

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  3. VOTE VOTE VOTE !!!!!!!! 3 days left

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  4. He looked and sounded sooooo GREAT!!! He owned that stage! I just adore this handsome, kind, and very talented young man!!! Wow!! Go Scotty!!! Love you!! He makes me smile from ear to ear!

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  5. He just keeps getting better and better.... total package - voice, looks, charisma, and personality off the charts! I am so happy for him to be recognized for all his hard work and dedication. He is truly special!

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  6. im proud of you scotty... more powers on your career and God bless you always

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  7. A very solid performance, if I may say so. He's a sight to behold and a joy to hear! He does really love Garner - singing Water Tower Town with so much gusto. And he did show everybody that he's got what it takes why he was crowned the American Idol last year.

    In my heart, he's definitely The American Idol forever!

    Kudos, too, to his band for playing so well and to American Idol for giving/staging that great moment for Scotty and his achievements in less than a year.

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  8. Awesome job on WTT, Scotty! Great to see you having fun with Ryan, Randy, JLo, Jimmy, & Stephen again and with us (behind the camera lens). - Amy, thanks for posting this!

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  9. great performance ,I felt like a proud momma,I was so excited,he was so happy up there and his voice just gets better and better,and I was so glad to see him getting that platinum record ,WOW

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  10. I agree, Scotty has become like a family member and can never get enough of him. He has grown so much this past year and such a joy to watch. His smile lights up the whole stage. So nice to see his parents are so supportive and sure they have a lot to do with him being such a wonderful person. Love,Love, Love Scotty. Sure hope he wins new entertainer on Sunday.

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  11. After hearing the recaps of this year's contestants, it was so refreshing to hear Scotty's beautiful voice again. He's head and shoulders above any of them. Last night's performances were good, but they weren't SCOTTY!

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  12. thanks Donna for posting this I can't get enough of it,I hope your well,we miss you in the chat room.

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  13. Vocês poderiam me dizer o que a J.LO falou com o Randy depois da performance do Scotty? Não entendi. :/

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  14. Flawless performance! Scotty has sure grown so much as a performer -- he really owned that stage!

    #VOTEACM.COM

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    1. And his band is just awesome too! Liked how they all looked so spiffy dressed up like that for this performance. :)

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    2. Yes he is just awesome Karee. That's why we love him this big. I just can't take my eyes off him. He is so adorable. He is going to be great and will be a legend in his own right. He will be remembered like we remembered the old greats like Johnny Carson, Merle Haggard, etc. He will be King Scott. - Molly

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  15. Thanks so much for posting this video, Donna! Really appreciated!

    #VOTEACM.COM

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  16. Everyone Vote, vote, vote!!! Please get your family and friends to vote!!! We have to go at this hard until Sunday!!! VoteACM.com for Scotty!!!

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  17. We have to completely overwhelm them with our votes, because the Members of the Academy of Country Music also have a say so in the final choice. This is so important, that be not take this lightly. Let's not let our boy down! A win here would really help his career! So, vote for Scotty at VoteACM.com
    LET'S DO THIS!!!

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  18. Great to see Scotty on the American Idol Stage last night. I recorded it so I can watch it over and over again. Voting daily for Scotty on ACM. Praying for him to win New Artist of the Year! So proud of you Scotty !! You're like family!!

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  19. Scotty, you were just wonderful last night. America sure did get it right last year. Like I've said before, you are my forever AI. I only watch the results shows so that I can hear you sing the goodbye song. Last night, I was just enjoying your performance and grinning ear to ear!! I don't know what it is about you that makes me smile. You can bet I'll be supporting you the rest of my life! Best singer/person I've ever seen in my lifetime.

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  20. The Academy of Country Music just announced that Scotty will be presenting also. Another great honor for our Scotty. AI last night showcased Scotty well and it happen at just the right time for the best new artist. I think last night should boost his votes even more.

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  21. GREAT PERFORMANCE LAST NIGHT!!!! I think we all think of Scotty as "family" and will always love and support him. Did anyone notice JLo turning to Randy after Scotty's performance and ask if that was Scotty's next song? Randy nodded "yes" and it looked like she said "it's a good one". That is such a compliment comming from a huge super-star who isn't even a country fan. Congrats, Scotty, on receiving your Platinum Album Certificate. So happy that AI continues to recognize and support our young man. Don't know another artist who deserves it more. Just keep on keepin' on Scotty, your fans will always be there for you.

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  22. I am lost for words and so additive to Scotty and I cannot put it in words why. At my age (75) I am so over welled so nervous and excited for Scotty these next few days I so want him to win Best Artist of Year the other are great but none has done some much in one year that no others in music world has accomplish and remain such a role model. I keep saying I just hope in my life time to meet him and tell him how much joy he has given me in my life.

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  23. A very good site to see and hear last night's idol performance is on the boot
    Here's the link:

    http://www.theboot.com/2012/03/30/scotty-mccreery-american-idol-performance-water-tower-town/

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  24. Great performance last night on AI.It was my awaited moment on AI this week to see Scotty again on that stage.Like 5:29 AM said I will support him for the rest of my life.At work today some of my co-workers asked me if I saw Scotty last night and I said "I will not miss anything Scotty".I always open this fansite to know what's going with our Idol.ILYTB,Scotty!

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