Country singer Scotty, who was last year’s American Idol champion, urged this year’s hopefuls not to become “stressed out” during the process.
The Trouble With Girls singer said he made the mistake of ettinbg stressed out by the Fox reality TV contest a few times in his season. But he stressed that the contestants are “just there to sing, have fun, and really entertain the crowd.”
Scotty said he would advise new contestants not to let the TV aspect of the competition to get to them or otherwise they would not be able to sing and entertain the audience to the best of their abilities.
He said the way to achieve success on the show was to “stay laid back, get your songs right, work hard, and you’ll be set.” Scotty McCreery was certainly known for being pretty laid back in his American Idol season.
So who of the American Idol 2012 contestants does Scotty think are in with a good chance of winning?
Of course the teenager name-checked David Leathers Jr, who as we previously told you appeared alongside Scotty in a singing competition before American Idol. But he also has his eye on brother-and-sister duo Schyler and Colton Dixon, who he met at season ten’s Hollywood Week.
Scotty recently said that he was looking forward to watching the new season of American Idol because he would be able to understand what the contestants are going through. But it would be a very different experience watching them this year.
McCreery’s debut album Clear As Day was recently certified platinum. He is currently touring with Brad Paisley.