Sunday, March 25, 2012

Scotty McCreery to Return to the ‘American Idol’ Stage



If there’s one thing ‘American Idol‘ seems to love as much as discovering the newest talent, it’s inviting their alums back for a moment in the spotlight. It’s always so incredible to how performers who were once anxious hopefuls develop into such poised, self-assured stars in no time. Next week, the past ‘Idol’ winner who will be coming back to show off how he’s changed in a year is Scotty McCreery, and he’ll be joined by rap princess Nicki Minaj.

McCreery won the heart of America last year in season 10 of the show, McCreery will perform his song ‘Water Tower Town,’ while Minaj offers up her ‘Starships’ single.

After this week’s Thursday (March 22) show, ‘Idol’ only has nine contestants left vying for the winning spot. The remaining nine include DeAndre Brackensick, Hollie Cavanagh, Colton Dixon, Heejun Han, Skylar Laine, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez and Elise Testone. They’ll all be hitting the stage next week to perform songs written by their own idols.

In addition to gracing the familiar ‘Idol’ stage once again (but without the pressure of being voted off), McCreery has also been trying to resume some of the normal teenage activities he was into before shooting onto the fast-track to stardom. Pitching his first baseball game two weeks ago, McCreery reclaimed his spot on his high school baseball team. After all, just because he became an American idol doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be able to live out some of the traditional high school life of an all-American kid.



(from Taste of Country)

62 comments:

  1. When first announced, it was quoted that Scotty would be singing his new single" Water Tower Town", now I am reading that he will be singing WTT,does anyone know if that's his new single???????

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    1. There has been a press release that WTT ´ll be his next single

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  2. I'm not sure. But, I am sure of one thing! We and every single person in family that has an email, as well as our close friends, with emails, should all be voting EVERYDAY for Scotty McCreery for The New Artist of the Year!!! at VoteACM.com Vote, vote, vote, until Apirl 1 st!!!

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  3. Can't wait for the 29th and see Scotty on AI stage. Scotty, I hope you look straight at the camera again. Miss seeing those beautiful, soulful blue eyes.

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  4. I'm not sure he will be on AI live. It may have been pre-recorded. I heard that some place. Anybody know for sure?

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    1. American Idol isn't pre-recorded it is live every week on WED and on THURSDAY. On THUR when the contestants sing their group song that is pre-recored. Hope that answers your question.:)

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    2. Yes, AI is LIVE every week Wed & Thurs -- It is "tape delayed" because the show takes place in Los Angeles/the West Coast and is broadcast/televised live in multiple time zones in the US -- just time shifting of the live broadcast -- :)

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  5. He will be on live,also I read today that water tower down is his next single.They loved this song on his tour.I think he will

    do good with this single,he sure does have fun performing this song,it shows in his actions.

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  6. Yay I can't wait for thursday night to see Scotty back on the stage. VOTE VOTE for SCotty vote everyday. Vote for him @ voteacm.com vote vote till APRIL 1st.
    LOVE YOU THIS BIG SCOTTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. I see where Scottys the trouble with girls is back on cmt.voting for the week,Aso gilbert and hayes.So you can vote when the poll opens at 11 a.m.Check it out I hope they don't change it again.vote,vote,vote for scott's video.

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  8. I went to vote on cmt and didn't see Scotty on there at all. I have been voting on cmt for him until they took him off. Please let me know how you are voting on cmt. Also, what does tape-delayed mean when Scotty performs on american idol? Thanks for any answers. I want to make sure I see Scotty. Also, the country radio station here in Raleigh doesn't seem to be playing TTWG very much at all. I can't get through to request the song. Any thoughts.

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    1. I think tape-delayed is what I saw some place (do not remember where) which leads me to believe his performance has been taped before the results show. (which may explain why they did not speak with LA after her performance)?? dunno. hope he's live and they talk to him before or after the song. I also did not see him on cmt top 20 to vote. BUT VOTE ACMVOTE.COM EVERY DAY THIS WEEK EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!!

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    2. TAPE DELAY: It's easier than cutting and editing the video stream.

      "In radio and television, tape delay refers to the practice of intentionally delaying broadcast of live material. A short delay is often used to prevent profanity or other undesirable material from making it to air, including more mundane problems such as technical malfunctions or coughing. In this instance, it is often referred to as a seven-second delay, bleep censor, or profanity delay. Longer delays can also be introduced, as is sometimes done with nationally-broadcast programs in countries with multiple time zones. That can sometimes be simply achieved with a video tape recorder or similar technology. In the context of modern digital video recorders, this can now be considered a class of time shifting. In this instance, it is often referred to as a West Coast delay, so named because special events (including award shows) broadcast live in the rest of the United States is often tape delayed on the West Coast, including Southern California, where many nationally televised special events take place."

      "Tape delay also refers to the process of broadcasting an event at a later scheduled time. This is because either a scheduling conflict prevents a live telecast, or a broadcaster seeks to maximize ratings by airing an event in a certain time slot. A prominent example of the latter is coverage of the Olympic Games, when a broadcaster televises a high-profile event to air in prime time, even though that event occurs several hours earlier when most of the would-be viewers are at work."

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    3. Basically tape delay just means time shifting of the live broadcast in the different time zones -- because the show is televised live on the West Coast -- but it is broadcast live nationwide on the same days, Wed & Thurs. -- it's technology ;) --

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    4. I hear it every morning around 8:00- 8:30 and every afternooon around 5:30 or 6:00

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  9. SORRY,IS VIDEO IS NOT ON CMT.VOTE.IT WAS AN OLD ONE THAT POPPED UP ON MY COMPUTER.

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  10. I think we should VOTEACM.COM and Q102 Favorite Country Music Star Carrie is gaining fast the other polls of hot men are crazy!

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  11. can't wait for thursday to see him back on idol,I do hope they talk with him abit.I've been listening to wtt and am starting to love it.I know it was Scotty's favorite song on the album.I know they said AI's ratings were down this year ,so I'm hoping they will go way up with Scotty being on there this week,then it will show how important he is in this business

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  12. Yay for AI the appearance this week(show'em how it's done Scotty!) and yay for voting @VOTEACM.COM.

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  13. Sure am disappointead that all of Scotty's AI performances 2011 I so much enjoyed are not available any more, the youtube ones. It says Fremantle international has blocked it in your country for copyright contents??? I am in usa.

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    1. I've been able to watch them in the USA I watched just this weekend.

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    2. Dunno how you are watching them. They are all blocked everywhere I try to open them. It says all over the web that all are blocked except the last week's performances of this season in 2012. Beats me! Hopefully after this season is over, they will come back on.

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    3. I just checked that out too. What the ****, I hope they put them back on. The only thing I can think of is this season isn't doing as well as last season. I mean, they had no problem with them being on for a over a year and now all of a sudden there's a problem...I'm upset...I would go back and watch all of his performances again and now :( -_-

      I didn't check but is it for everybody from last season or just Scotty?

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    4. I just checked, even on AmericanIdol.com ...they've been taken off there too. This sucks, excusing my language, I wanted to say something way worse. I really hope they put them back.

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    5. I am going to miss these performances so much!! I am always watching them and I so much enjoyed every one. This will be awful - I will probably go into withdrawal!!!!!!

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    6. It's everybody's not just Scotty's.

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    7. Yes, they've been taken off on AI's official site too -- I am outside the US now and am able to view all of the videos posted on YouTube -- I have no idea why they are being blocked in the US even on YouTube -- really strange -- you should check if you can view AI9 on YouTube or the videos of the other AI10 contestants -- that way you'll know for sure --

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    8. When I open some of them listed on you tube, the "idiot" that does not like Scotty is on there. Wonder if he has anything to do with it?

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    9. I can't think why Fremantle International would block videos from last season -- they've never done that before -- what's going on with that????

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    10. Seems like they have no problem with Season 9 being on Youtube.

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    11. That's weird that some can view and others cannot -- something fishy going on -- Could it be that AI10 (last season) was so good that they don't want AI voters to "compare" last season to this season? -- I think this might be why last season's videos are blocked in the US only, because you can only vote on AI in the US -- Because this season is kinda, well, idk, "blah" compared to last season and there have been a lot of AI fans/viewers making the same comment -- Especially now that Scotty's going to be on the show this week -- So, could be that -- idk -- :(

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    12. At any rate, if and when the videos are up again, the links I posted on one of the previous posts on this fan site, are the best videos on YouTube in terms of audio and clarity --

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    13. Their are Scotty's song on YouTube it isn't his performance u can't see you can only listen to it

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    14. His performances swinging and that's alright mama

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  14. I just read an article where Scotty is to be on today show on Thursday of this week
    .Lauren was on the show today.It's posted on the examiner,check out his site type in Scotty name it's on the bing web site,it's says he beat her and he will release his new single water tower town on that show.

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  15. i wonder why they were pulled off from youtube and AI sites? can it be that they're going to have it in DVD and will ask his fans again to buy it? knowing that we patronize everything he releases? LOL!.....or.... so that we won't be distracted from our voting? LOL!

    by the way, every one is busy with the ACM voting, but please don't forget to go to the following sites, if you have extra strength and time - and vote for our Scotty. we are needed there, too.

    [Q102: Who Is Your Favorite Country Music Star!?
    http://www.q102.com/pages/country-music-bracket/index.html

    103.5: Hottest Man in Country Music
    http://www.us1035.com/pages/_pages_hot_men_bracket.html

    96.9:Country Cuties (scroll all the way to the bottom of the page for Scotty)
    http://www.wkktfm.com/pages/countrycuties.html


    happy voting everyone!

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  16. Somebody above said that it's not just Scotty's performances but everybody on AI10 -- On the official AI site I can understand that maybe they want viewers to focus on this season's performances -- but YouTube? -- So many are complaining on the official AI site -- Maybe somebody should complain to Fremantle/YouTube --

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  17. Scotty's Water Tower Town will be released to country radio the same day he will perform it on American Idol.

    Scotty McCreery Will Sing on American Idol on Thursday
    March 26, 2012
    CMT


    Scotty McCreery will sing his new single, "Water Tower Town," Thursday (March 29) on American Idol. The single will be released to country radio the same day. It marks his first Idol appearance since winning the competition in 2011. "That was my launching pad and what gave me my platform to do what I am doing now," he says. "I am looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and spending some one-on-one time with the contestants. I can't wait to give them some advice and the ins-and-outs of the competition that I learned last season."

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    1. I am so sure you all know this but here goes any way.
      When I want to get my SCOTTY FIX, I google Scotty McCreery, Trouble, Lancaster. I Love Love Love IT !!!! There are more GREAT SONGS TOO>

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  18. They might be thinking of putting up a DVD - a compilation of SCOTTY'S BEST PERFORMANCES during AI10.
    I dunno' . I havent checked it myself. I am out of the country ( I am in Manila ) and still busy with a lot of things. Can somebody tell me if I can vote from here ? Otherwise, he will lose one vote a day from me.
    AI has 2 TV airings here in Manila. I am so excited to see him once again on TV.

    Am so nervous about ACM results. All I am doing now is just pray that he wins. All in God's plan. Please remember that.
    But we can all gather together in thoughts on April 1 just before the announcement and we all pray for his winning. All that gather together in Jesus' name is very important.

    mom4scm

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    1. you should be able to vote,I live in Canada and can vote so please try and get all your family and freinds to do so also voteacm.com ,you can vote with your facebook account or twitter or open a cbc account

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    2. International fans can vote too. I voted from Malaysia. Please don't vote just once. Get your friends, children to vote too. Otherwise, if they are not free to vote due to work commitment, vote on their behalf. Collect as many email accounts to vote each day. Get Scotty what he deserves. ACMM, new artist. - Molly

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    3. there are some from barbados, australia, new zealand, to mention a few who are voting for scotty, and i think his fans from manila are voting, too.

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  19. Please stress voting THROUGH April 1 until showtime.
    Is this true? Think this is important. Please clarify
    and post. Thanx.

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    1. I think voting is until 5 PM APRIL 1 --- show starts at 8PM --- check gactv.com or the voteacm.com site ---

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    2. VOTE EVERY DAY AT VOTEACM.COM

      You may vote once a day until 10:40 PM Eastern Time / 7:40 Pacific Time on Sunday April 1, 2012.

      ACM Awards LIVE BROADCAST at 8 PM ET/PT April 1.

      (pls disregard my comment right above this. tnx.)

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  20. His management team is on top of everything..... he comes out on AI on the 29th.... his next single will have its first radio play also on the 29th .... will have an interview in TODAY show on the 30th .... all before April 1 for ACM. They are also doing everything to make Scotty win ... I think they are already doing rounds in the country music world and been endorsing their talent ... they love him so much which is obvious in the way they handle his carreer.

    I am just as nervous as everyone. Oh God, please make Scotty win.

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    1. I didn't know he was going to be on the Today on 30 March - it doesn't show on the TV schedule. Where did you see it if you don't mind telling me...don't want to miss it for sure if he's going to be on.

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  21. How can a young successful AI winner to have a lot of solo shows and can fill up a big venue ? Others will just open for big stars but Scotty has his own gigs.

    Remember he is in CMT show in June. That's a biggie !

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  22. So, IMPORTANT DATES = MARCH 29 and APRIL 1 !!!!!!!!! #EXCITED!!!!!!!!!

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  23. My granddaughters(5 and 2) and I love Water Tower Town. I am thrilled that he is performing it on IDOL. I just read an article on Taste of Country that made me think that too many people out there are waiting to see Scotty fail. The article claims that he just can't get enough radio time. No mention about how successful his songs have been except that they are selling very well digitally.
    Scotty fans will always be there for him and I look forward to whatever he does in the future. Vote for Scotty at 969 Country Cuties and Q102 Who is the best country music star. You can vote several times a day on both these sites. He is up against Carrie Underwood on Q102. Keep those votes coming in for AMC New Artist. We have until April 1st.

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  24. I power voted on Country Cuties last night because Scotty is trailing (who is that artist he is up against....never have heard him sing). Anyhow, about every 15 votes, Scotty's percentage went up a digit. Then (what's with this?) the other guys percentage jumped 4 digits all at once. I got disgusted and decided there was something fishy in Denmark........These shows are fun, but they don't really mean much in the scope of things. The fact that Carrie Underwood has left the field says a lot. Doesn't mean much. Another thing I had to laugh about. Signs of the times I guess, but people were commenting that Scotty is cute, but he is young and certainly can't be considered "hot" as in sexy hot. I was looking at it as hot meaning popular......as I said, signs of the times. Ugh.

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  25. I AM SO LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING SCOTTY ON IDOL THURSDAY AND THE AWARDS ON SUNDAY. I AM VOTING EVERYDAY FOR SCOTTY BECAUSE I WANT SCOTTY TO WIN TO SHOW THESE PEOPLE LIKE RADIO STATIONS, THAT MR. DUKES FROM TOC THAT SCOTTY DOES DESERVE IT.

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  26. So looking forward to seeing Scotty on AI again, but I am disappointed if WTT is the new single. It talks about "Friday night football is king" - football season is over. TTWG video focused on his high school life, and WTT will be another song about his hometown. If he sang "T.R.O.U.B.L.E." or "Man of Constant Sorrow" on the Idol stage, he will make the audience GO CRAZY and he could win over millions of new fans. These two songs could really show what a diverse kind of artist he is. This kid can sing classic country, country rock, country ballads, and now we find out he can even sing bluegrass. He's amazing and only 18-years-old!

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  27. those songs are cover songs he cant sing those . he has to sing his own songs . wtt is upbeat and a great song . what does football season being over have to do with it . some of these comments on here are so annoying .

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  28. Scotty lost on Country Cuties votes needed at Q102 its Scotty 52.97 to Carrie 47.03 she is catching up fast!

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  29. VOTE SCOTTY MCCREERY FOR NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR!

    VOTE EVERY DAY AT VOTEACM.COM

    You may now vote once a day until 10:40 PM Eastern Time/7:40 Pacific Time on Sunday April 1, 2012.

    ACM Awards LIVE BROADCAST at 8 PM ET/PT April 1.

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  30. we all have to remain calm and true to Scotty,and believe in him and his recordings managers,they know what;s best for Scotty,was this the single that I really wanted ,no but it's Scotty's favorite and he does very well,and we have to pull together and get it to #1 on the charts,download it,starting thursday,request it on the radio,let's DO IT FOR OUR SCOTTY,

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  31. We all love Scotty and will listen to anything he does...'the phone book'...but there is nothing wrong with having a favorite. Don't know where somebody got the info that YMTLG was not warmly accepted among radio stations. To me I'd think that would be a favorite. WHATEVER he sings os okay with me.

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  32. I hope Scotty is OK after falling(or being pushed :)) off the riser this morning!...Ditto Anon. 7:43 PM! Anything Scotty sings is amazing and beautiful!!
    Can't wait for Thurs Nite!!...Gramma S

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  33. In my opinion, any one of the songs on CAD have the potential to be hit songs IF country radio would give the airplay, like more than once a day! On the other hand, if he continues to put out songs/albums that go Gold/Platinum, and rates high on the charts without radio support....I think that they do recognize Scotty's talent and potential to be a huge country artist, but maybe they want to see more from him. He needs a really BIG song or songs, something in the league of PRM, and I hope that his next album will be a real showcase. The fact that his covers are really good if not better than the originals say a lot. Scotty is this country voice that has been absent for such a long time.

    When you are that good, more is expected. On one hand this pushes one to grow and get better; on the other it is a lot of pressure too. Staying grounded and "in his lane" and trusting his instincts is very important. JLo pointed this out to him after he sang The River, though in different words.

    He is just starting out on what will hopefully be a long career. He is so very talented and hardworking, well grounded and wholesome, and so deserves to be given not only awards, but the chance to grow more as an artist and show more of what he can do. Fans/viewers of AI10 saw this talent and potential and put him through to give him this opportunity. I would think that country radio would have done the same. So let's see what they do with WTT.

    #VOTEACM.COM until April 1 10:40 ET/7:40 PT.

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