May 19, 2012 04:16:49 GMT
The 'I Love You This Big' hitmaker thanks his teen fans for their continued support and says he looks forward to returning to 'American Idol' and performing 'Please Remember Me'.
Scotty McCreery is thrilled by his double nomination at 2012 Teen Choice Awards. The winner of "American Idol" season 10 says in a statement, "I am so grateful for all of my teen fans. Since I'm still a teenager myself, their support has meant everything to me over the last year."
Hot on heels of the TCAs nods announcement, McCreery is confirmed to return to "Idol" stage on its two-night finale. On May 22, he will sing "Please Remember Me", a Tim McGraw song he re-recorded as this season's farewell anthem. On May 23, he will be back to help celebrate the winner of season 11.
"I am so excited about going back to American Idol and seeing everyone again," he says. "I hope to spend some time with the finalists, Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez, and share some of my experiences with them. I can't believe that it's been a year since I was in their shoes."
In addition to having McCreery, the "Idol" finale will feature Rihanna and Aerosmith. The Bajan singer is scheduled to perform her latest single "Where Have You Been", while the Steven Tyler band are expected to debut a brand new song.
2012 Teen Choice Awards itself will air live on Sunday, July 22. McCreery is up against Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes and Blake Shelton in Choice Male Country Artist. He's also vying for Choice TV: Male Reality Star along with DJ Pauly D, Rob Dyrdek, William Levy and The Situation.
Fans between the ages of 13-19 can vote for him beginning Friday, May 18 by visiting the Teen Choice Awards official site.