Scotty McCreery is the “Best American Idol,” according to the readers of The Los Angeles Times. The 2011 champion finished ahead of more high-profile winners like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, who came in third and fourth, respectively, in a new poll. Phillip Phillips was second, while Jordin Sparks was fifth.
“Well dagum! I don’t even know what to say,” Scotty remarked with his signature down-home good humor. “I appreciate all the love and support that my fans have given me since I first appeared on Idol five years ago. Because of them, I get to live out my dreams. Saying ‘thank you’ doesn’t seem to be enough, but I am truly thankful for all of them.”
Just last week, the season-10 winner returned to show, mentoring top 24 contestants Jenna Renae and Jeneve Mitchell. Scotty’s chronicle of his American Idol experience, Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream, comes out May 3.
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