'American Idol' Winner Scotty McCreery: 'I'm on Top of the World Right Now!'

by Catherine Lawson, posted May 26th 2011 5:30AM
Scotty McCreeryAfter being crowned 'American Idol' Season 10 champ last night, teenage country singer Scotty McCreery headed backstage to talk to reporters about his momentous victory. How does it feel to be crowned 'American Idol'?

McCreery told 'Entertainment Weekly' that, "[It] feels absolutely amazing. I mean, I'm on top of the world right now. It's just a moment I'll never forget."

The 17-year old said that while he had allowed himself to dream of winning the title, he'd managed to push those thoughts to one side and concentrate instead on the competition.

"You've got to control that. You've got to focus on what's ahead and focus on the song you're singing that week. Luckily, it's gotten me here."

McCreery faced off against his "close friend" and fellow country singer Lauren Alaina for the title, and he was crowned after a record-breaking 122 million public votes were tallied. Alaina may have captured judge Jennifer Lopez's vote with her performance the night before, but she couldn't match McCreery's huge fan base.

So what's next for McCreery? "I'm looking forward to getting out there on tour with 'American Idol Live' tour, and I'm really looking forward to getting my album out there, recording some songs, and getting my music out to the fans quick as possible."

But first, famous or not, he's still got some prior commitments from his old life: "I'm still in school! I've got a test to take on Friday for English. I'm still 17. Still a high school student."

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CAROLINA GIRL

I KNOW I AM LATE WITH THIS COMMENT .BUT SCOTTY THE FIRST TIME I HEARD YOU SING I SAID YOU WOULD BE THE AMERICAN IDOL WINNER OF 2011.
YOU WERE SO SWEET LAID BACK,CALM AS A CUCEMBER SON ,YOU GOT IT ALL ,
AND I DO NOT THINK ANY OF THIS FAME WILL GO TO YOUR HEAD ,FOR I COULD SEE YOU HAD A GREAT FAMILY BACKGROUND AND HAD BEEN BROUGHT UP RIGHT ,I NEVER MISSED A NIGHT OF WATCHING YOU ON AMERICAN IDOL

June 28 2011 at 2:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jkwkarate

Good job Scotty, You are a great idol for young people to follow and look up to. if you need a body gaurd or someone to carry your luggage. let me know. lol

May 26 2011 at 3:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bjsonny

I am sooooo glad that you are the chosen one! Best wishes and I will be waiting for your CD...Love the first single...Even Grandma's love Scotty

May 26 2011 at 10:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
gold13mar

Best Wishes Scotty!!! i knew from the beginning went I heard your voices you were going to be the winner!
Loooking forward for you Ist CD, Good Luck on the road to your success. Marta

May 26 2011 at 9:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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