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Scotty McCreery Tweets The Truth About His American Idol Audition.


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I snatched this story from MJs Big Blog because it was too funny to resist.

Scotty McCreery took to Twitter and shared humorous anecdotes about his original audition for American Idol.

And I laughed and I laughed!

Here is what he had to say:

“Three years since I auditioned for Idol! Crazy!! Here’s a little inside scoop from audition day I don’t think yall know about… Fun Fact: For the Idol auditions you have to sing a song that is cleared by the show for rights and stuff. Your Man wasn’t cleared my audition day. If you sang a song that wasn’t cleared they wouldn’t put your audition on tv, which makes it tough on ur chances of making it far on the show. I told the producer’s I didn’t care, and I was singing Your Man. Miraculously, about 15 mins b4 my audition they told me they got it cleared! If that had not happened, we would’ve never got to hear Stevens crazy line, and who knows if I’d be here today!

Wanna hear some other fun facts?? My very first audition, the one thats not filmed in the arena, I sang Your Man too. The producer ‘judge’ (who I love) looked at me n said “this isn’t Nashville Star ya know?” I told her, ‘I know, just gimme a chance’. She asked me to sing something besides country, so I sang The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra. Imagine that in my country voice, haha. Then she asked for another non country song and I told her I didnt have one ready, and I didnt want to butcher one. So I sang In Color by Jamey Johnson. Then after some thinking she finally gave me that first arena golden ticket, but not without some homework. She told me to go to the hotel, learn a pop song and sing it the next day at day 2 of the non filmed auditions. I went and learned Slow Dancing in a Burning Room by John Mayer and sang that the next day.

And guesss what… Day 2 of the non filmed auditions, they make all the contestants learn a single song(the same song for every contestant) that they choose. The song everybody in Milwaukee had to learn? Bad Romance by Lady Gaga. Hahah… They tell you, you may or may not have to sing it, but its required you know it if they ask you to sing it. So day 2 I sang, Your Man, then Slow Dancing.. and at that point I could kindaaa tell they were gonna send me through, then they stopped talked amongst each other(the 3 producer judges) and then asked me to sing Bad Romance…. smh. I started into those rah rah’s and then stopped midway through and told them “this aint on my country station back home, I don’t know this”.. They busted out laughing and said they just wanted to hear a country boy sing Lady Gaga, lol. I love all those producers 2, theyre cool! but then they sent me through to round3! Hahaha.

Really tho, auditioning for @AmericanIdol was 1 of the best times of my life and has changed my life forever! Season 13, who’s it gonna be?! I’ll try n think of some other cool stories and have twitter story time on here again sometime. Hope yall enjoyed a little inside scoop, lol”

So, next time you are bemoaning the fact that the singers have chosen the wrong song, think again!

They can twist and turn this competition every which way but, at the end of the day, these singers barely have any say in song selection.

Lesson learned here: do not take yourself too seriously and be afraid to laugh at yourself and the situation you are in during these auditions.

There is no doubt in my mind that Scotty’s genuine and engaging personality played a huge role in his success on American Idol. He handled his early phase auditions with grace and humor – who wouldn’t love a kid like that?

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Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

6 Responses to “Scotty McCreery Tweets The Truth About His American Idol Audition.”

  1. Exactly! I’m not a country fan, but I LOVED Scotty!

  2. I found one thing of interest that I’ve always thought they should do, and that is having them all sing the same song at a lower level in the competition. Anything from Gaga was a poor and biased (toward top 40 Pop) choice but a standard would serve well. I’ve always thought they should have to sing the National Anthem because if they are successful, even a top ten contestant, they will have to sing that song time and again. What song would be more appropriate for an American Idol?

  3. Gene = geneious!! And that is not a spelling error! You have a great name!

    And, I agree with you with one slight amendment. Sing one song that signifies your personal style and then the American National Anthem. Or vice versa. Order doesn’t matter

  4. I agree completely. Great idea.

    My Mom used to use the same word play with my name, so thanks for the complement and the memory of her.

    BTW, I love you as much when we disagree as when we agree. Thanks for the forum to express our views.

  5. Gene – glad I could conjure up that precious memory for ya! And, like any family, the agree to disagree always comes from a place of love!! From my end for sure!

  6. So cute!! I love Scotty. And Gene, the National Anthem idea is awesome. They should definitely sing that.

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