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.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.