Scotty is the new American Idol

@stary1 (6622)
United States
May 26, 2011 3:17pm CST
I really was fine with either Scotty or Lauren winning. I watched Lauren this morning on TV and she seems very happy and not at all sad. She knows her career is going to take off and she is going on tour with American Idol.
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
26 May 11
I've been a Scotty fan since his audition!!! I had made a bet with friends that Scotty was going to win this year. I think Scotty is a LOT like Johnny Cash & Johnny was considered one of the GREATEST country singers EVER born!!! However, I really didn't care which one won & they BOTH were winners!!! I feel that winning American Idol does NOT really do that much for you...being on AI & getting the exposure is what has made most of the AI stars!!! Carrie Underwood is the ONLY winner to go anywhere. Season 1, Kelly Clarkson almost made it; but found it NOT worth compromising herself & her principles to reach fame & fortune. Justin Guarini came in second & appeared to be doing well until he got in trouble with the law. Season 2 winner, Ruben Studdard, never went very far for much the same reason as Kelly. However Clay Aiken who came in second did fairly well. Season 3 winner, Fantasia Barrino, seems to have been hit or miss & we don't hear much about her. Diana DeGarmo came in second & I don't remember ever hearing her name. Jennifer Hudson came in 7th during Season 3 & she made it big in "Dream Girls" & has had a few sparsely populated singles along the way. Then Season 4 gave us the ONE true star...Carrie Underwood!!! Bo Bice seems to come & go at will, but I don't consider him famous...even though I do still recognize his name & face when I see it or hear it!!! In my personal opinion, Season 5 winner Taylor Hicks was a joke & I still don't understand HOW he won??? Katharine McPhee came in second & I don't even remember her either. Chris Daughtry is considered famous in some circles, but I don't hear of him very often. Season 6 winner Jordin Sparks doesn't seem to do much but an occasional talk show; but I don't see her as famous other than she can say she won Season 6. Blake Lewis came in second. I might add...who the hell is Blake Lewis??? That same season Chris Sligh came in tenth. The only time you hear of Chris is IF you live in Greenville, South Carolina...his home town!!! Kellie Pickler came in seventh & she pops up every now & then. Season 7 gave us the two Davids...Cook & Archuleta. They BOTH fade in & out periodically; but I don't see their fame!!! Season 8 gave us Kris Allen. Yes, he releases an album every now & then, but I don't feel he has "made it" in the music industry. Adam Lambert started out huge, but shot himself in the foot along the way...he's also releasing albums, but has lost his zest!!! Allison Iraheta's name pops up every now & then...but NOT as having "made it". Season 9, Lee DeWyze hasn't really hit his stride yet & I only ever hear of Chrystal Bowersox on a diabetes commercial with BB King. Both of those might still do something, but I'm just NOT seeing it happen!!! Now we're back up to this year's Season 10. I would LOVE to see Scotty & Lauren join forces as a GREAT duo!!! He says they have plans to do a duet on his first album. Their success is yet to come, so I can't say much,...but...I HOPE they make it!!! I also think they would make the cutest couple!!!! They are now doing teasers as to whether they are a "couple" or not!!!
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
26 May 11
Wow!!You know your American Idol facts :) I agree Scotty and Lauren make a cute couple, but I think Lauren is a bit more mature than Scotty. Girls usually are at that age :)
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
27 May 11
Sixteen year old girls are usually more mature than 16 year old boys by an average of 3 years. In my opinion, Lauren acted more like a 13 year old than a 19 year old. I got soooo tired of her whining & crying!!! When asked if she & Scotty are now a couple...she just replies "I'll never tell, you'll have to ask Scotty". Then Scotty says "NO, we're just really good friends." I get the feeling she wants to be Scotty's girlfriend, but he wants nothing to do with it!!! Once again, she's giggling like a 13 year old wishing she could get the guy of her dreams!!! I ran across an interview with David Cook. He said something interesting... But there is a misconception that the show is a golden ticket and it isn’t. You have to work at it. It is a great platform but if you don’t work at it and have the passion, you will fade away. I haven’t had a vacation in three years because I am working so hard at following my dream. The hustle never ends and even then, even if you are super talented and work very hard, there is still a certain amount of luck involved. He confirmed what I've been trying to say...just winning Idol doesn't automatically make you a star...you still need talent & hard work!!!! Apparently, what we see as great talent is considered a mediocre talent in the music industry!!!! Either that...or...like many young people now days, they think they know what they want; but are NOT truly willing to put in the "real work" needed to achieve their dream!!!!
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
27 May 11
I'm OK with Scotty winning , he didn't get into the bottom three at all , except one time right .. if I'm not mistaken. Or none at all ... If Lauren and Scotty really do a duet together , WOW it would be super awesome. I can't wait.. My personal favorite in the whole competition would have to be besides Scotty and Lauren .... is Casey Abrams. Him teaming up with Jack Black , totally cool...haha...
• United States
26 May 11
Well I wanted Lauren to win just cause I think she's better and she's a performer. I know they are both country singers but I think Lauren is a lot versatile and can sing multiple genre but Scotty, I dont know his song choices are just plain and boring for me. When he sings, I feel like all the tunes are the same just different lyrics you know. haha! Like all he does is his deep voice songs whatever. ahah!
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
26 May 11
You are not alone..I have heard many say Lauren was better. I have a good friend who thinks the way Scotty holds the mic and does his eyes is corney..lol They are both so young, and probably when Scotty gets older he will laugh at himself too. I guess it came down to who had more fans voting..In the end they both won. Lauren was on Good Day LA this morning and though she was exhausted she seemed really happy.
• United States
26 May 11
Yeah! his eyes were really weird and i cant help but cringe sometimes, like he wants to look cooler or something! haha sorry Scotty! You're right they are both so young and they WILL learn a lot in the music industry. Anyway they are both so awesome for being so young and for having a record of 122 million votes! its epic! Thats what I like with Lauren, there must be some disappointment there for here but she's such a trooper and was genuinely happy for Scotty. She's a winner too coz she went far and will go even further!.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
26 May 11
I agree and I love Lauren :) She is such a humble teen and has a very good heart. She will go far and deserves to :)
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
27 May 11
In my eyes , it's a win for the both of them. That's because looking at the crowd of fans both have are real strong. Therefore , an album or a duet for both of them is only going to be profitable and make them more popular than ever. Both have great voices.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
27 May 11
I agree with you and Scotty (or was it Lauren?) mentioned they are working on a duet for the tour..I think that is fabulous. Scotty doesn't have a big ego yet and I hope with all the fame and fortune he can stay humble..I think both he and Lauren can!
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
30 May 11
I don't know who mentioned or whether it's just rumors , so we'll just have to wait... I think they will do good too , be successful. And I can't wait for Pia Toscano's first single or debut album. Her voice is just golden diamond...
@KrauseHome (35514)
• United States
28 May 11
I personally think that American Idol was good for all of the contestants who made it in to Top 10, and a lot of them we will still hear from again. The tour does have a Good group of people in it this yr. I am also very happy that Scotty won, and that is actually who I predicted to take it all for a long time. There is just something about him that makes you want to listen to more.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
28 May 11
I agree it was good for all and especially those in the Top 10. There were so many that tried out and not so many who made it very far. I do wonder about some who tried out. Seriously, some were soooo bad I wondered if it was just a joke or they just wanted publicity. Surely they didn't really think they had talent?? I felt sorry for some of them.
@eyeabs30 (48)
• Philippines
27 May 11
I thought Lauren will won because of her versatility but America voted for scotty which is not bad pick though. scotty is also good in his own way. Lauren is unique too. I cant pick from the two. they are both winners for me
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
27 May 11
It all came down to numbers of votes I think. You are correct in my opinion..they both deserved the win. And I look for both to make records for a long time..we'll see :)
@brew2x (3096)
• Philippines
27 May 11
I'm pretty happy that Scotty wins the title American Idol. He is not my bet but I like him. Lauren is still holding back until yesterday, she seems to be still not confident and stopping at the high notes. Scotty has a distinct and sexy voice and has a great personality. He deserves to win. Happy Mylotting stary1!
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
27 May 11
Thanks happy mylotting to you too :) That Scotty is a cutie for sure..and charming.
• United States
27 May 11
Hi there, I am with you and would not have minded for either to win. I also remember that usually the second one usually gets a lot more deals. Simply because they are sort of free agent and can be contracted pretty much by many out there. Either way I though both were quite good and enjoyed the show.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
27 May 11
I wasn't aware the second received more deals..well good for Lauren then :)
@stanley777 (7177)
• Philippines
27 May 11
I watched Ai yesterday and it was really great. I wanted Lauren to win though... but I am sure she'll still be famous, maybe even more famous than Scotty. Well, good luck to both of them.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
27 May 11
She is really a sweeteart..one can't help but like her. She very well could be more famous than Scotty!
@whengcat (1458)
• Philippines
27 May 11
I also watched the show and I thought Lauren will win but anyway, they were both talented and deserving....But honestly, my bet was James Durbin but he got elimated and landed at no.4 spot. I hope they will all have a bright future ahead, don't stop dreaming!
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
27 May 11
James had many fans!! I think he had a lot of talent, but he wasn't my favorite singer. He had a great personal story which I admired. I too wish them all success..they are all winners to even make it on the show.
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@Fortunata (1136)
• United States
26 May 11
When I listen to music, I don't care how the person looks. I thought most of the clothes they had Lauren wear were awful. One of them looked like a 50's lampshade, and hideously made prom dresses. I'm glad Scotty won, because he knew how to perform on stage. Lauren was too cautious and needs to work on her prescence on stage. She'll get that experience when she goes on tour. Singing in kareoke bars doesn't cut it, lol!
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
26 May 11
Scotty actually made tremendous progress. He wasn't as comfortable on the stage in the beginning as he was toward the end. Lauren is just so cute and sweet and yes some of her outfits weren't my taste either, but again she is so darn likeable I didn't care.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
26 May 11
Just saying Hi. I don't watch this programme
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
26 May 11
LOL and Hi! and I am soooooo glad you did!! I enjoy your posts so thanks for stopping in :)
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
26 May 11
i think both will have good careers. i have not been following the show but heard Scotty sing on the radio and its nice to hear that country is coming back into vogue.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
26 May 11
I grew up in Louisiaa so country music has always been 'near and dear' to my heart :) I don't listen to it exclusively because I like all types of music, but country does remind me of home :)