Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Scotty McCreery encourages contestants at the AI auditions in Charlotte, NC
Country crooner and Garner native Scotty McCreery, who won season 10, encouraged the contestants who lined up outside Time Warner Cable Arena in the pre-dawn hours, long before the actual auditions began. "At the end of the day, they're artists out here, and they're going to sing their hearts out," McCreery said. "All of the North Carolina 'Idols,' we're rooting for them." Ashlyn Vogelsang, of Sanford, said McCreery's success encouraged her to try out. "That makes me feel like it's really possible to get on the show," Vogelsang said. "I'm here for the experience and to test my confidence and see how good I really am, because that's always been a mystery to me.