Sen. Kay Hagan (D) will host the North Carolina delegation for an “American Idol” finale viewing party tonight.
The group will be cheering on 17-year-old finalist Scott McCreery from Garner, a suburb of Raleigh, as he competes to be America’s musical Idol.
The state has been something of a music factory for top Idol contestants in recent years, producing winner Fantasia Barrino, runner-up Clay Aiken, semifinalists Kellie Pickler and Chris Daughtry and a couple others whose names we’d be embarrassed to admit we know.
“North Carolina has a history of bringing the best competitors to ‘American Idol,’ and Scotty is maintaining that tradition and making us proud,” Hagan said in a statement. “I know everyone in Garner is rallying behind him, and my staff and I are pulling for him to bring another ‘Idol’ crown to North Carolina.”
The Senator even called McCreery to wish him luck.
There was no word where the “Idol”-watching will be held, but we picture lots of couch space and ample popcorn.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.