American Idol contestant Scotty McCreery has what it takes to be the next American Idol. His career is unfolding on live TV. Here are some reasons why Scotty McCreery can win American Idol.
The next Justin Bieber?
Everyone wants to discover the next young star. Sometimes people get it right and find Justin Bieber. Other times, they get it wrong and discover Rebecca Black. When a potential superstar comes along, people take notice. They want to be able to say, “I saw him first.” McCreery is young and talented. American Idol fans have definitely noticed. The 17-year old McCreery continues to move along in the competition, thanks to his loyal fans. Whether or not he reaches Justin Bieber status remains to be seen.
Popular on Facebook
Scotty McCreery already has a huge following on Facebook. A quick search on Facebook revealed more than 50 fan sites for McCreery. His top three fan sites total more than 140,000 fans. McCreery posts often and stays in touch with his fans.
Country music is popular
Country music is very popular in America right now. In the past ten years, country music was among the top five most popular music genres. In the recent 2008 statistics, country music was the second most popular form of music. McCreery knows who he is. He’s a country singer through and through. Former American Idol winner Carrie Underwood has been extremely successful in the country music world. McCreery could be heading down the same road.
The deep voice
When you watch McCreery sing on American Idol, you immediately notice something special about him: his deep voice. It’s a little unusual to hear such a deep singing voice from someone as young as McCreery. When you first hear it, you think it’s a gimmick. But then you realize that he has a talented singing voice that’s well-suited for country music. It was his deep voice that gave him initial popularity on the show. I heard people refer to him as the guy with the deep voice. But now people know his name.
The look of a star
While I’m not going to vouch for McCreery’s good looks, I will say that it is definitely helping him move along in the competition. American Idol producers have stated that there is a bias toward male contestants by the show’s largely female audience. That’s a good thing for McCreery. He is apparently benefiting from this large group of fans. But this bias may have led to the early elimination of Pia Toscano, one of this season’s most talented singers.
Scotty McCreery could be the next American Idol. With all of these qualities, I’d be shocked if he didn’t make it to the top two.
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