Scotty McCreery: Winning 'American Idol' Is a Moment I'll Never Forget

May 26, 2011 09:24:16 GMT

In an interview after being crowned champion, the 17-year-old country singer also talks about the kisses runner-up Lauren Alaina showered him with.

Scotty McCreery: Winning 'American Idol' Is a Moment I'll Never Forget
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Scotty McCreery will never forget the moment he won season 10 of "American Idol". After the finale on Wednesday night, May 25, the 17-year-old singer from Garner, North Carolina opened up to Entertainment Weekly how it feels like to win the title. "This feels absolutely amazing. I mean, I'm on top of the world right now. It's just a moment I'll never forget," he gushed.

Met backstage at the Nokia Theater, the country crooner further admitted to have had thought about winning. "Yeah, you know, those thoughts, they cross your mind, and the farther along you get in the process, the more they come through," he said. "But 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."

Asked about his friendship with runner-up Lauren Alaina, Scotty replied, "I met her the first day of Hollywood week, so we've been really close. She's been my schoolmate for the last couple of months. We've had a lot of fun together. We're really close friends. We still are." He went on to praise her as saying, "She's a wonderful young lady."

After he was announced to be the new American Idol at the Wednesday finale, Scotty was showered with kisses by Lauren. Speaking of it, he said with a smile on his face, "Yeah, you know, she told me she was going to do that before the show, if it happened [that I won]. And she stays true to her word, doesn't she?"

Clearly ecstatic about his win, the teen singer also told reporters gathering backstage that he will be smiling for a while. "Carrie Underwood asked us when we met her, 'Your cheeks hurt yet?' " he recalled before adding, "I'll be smiling for a good while now, I promise that."

During the chat, Scotty also reminded reporters that despite his "Idol" win, he is still a high school student who has an AP exam on Thursday, May 26. "I'm still a kid," he said. "I'm still 17. I'm a junior. We'll see. Hopefully I pass it!"


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posted by nannie ann on May 28, 2011
i hope scotty and lauren make some duets together they would be great
posted by maddie in medora on May 26, 2011
the tornado goin through last night bout made me miss the finaly but power came on just in time for me to see scotty win!!=) iv loved scotty since he auditioned and voted im so happy it came down to him and lauren:) there soooo cute!
posted by mcoproductions on May 26, 2011
We love Scotty and Lauren! Bet they are together for life.
posted by TeamScotty&Lauren on May 26, 2011
Love them soo much, so happy that it was them in the finale. Was soo cute when lauren kissed him :) dk if they r together. Be great that they r. Hopefully get a chance to see hem in the summer.Cant wait to hear them on country radio. wish them luck.
posted by funtimehalcon on May 26, 2011
What an amzing gift Scotty has been given. I wish him and Lauren much success and hope that they always stay grounded.

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