Scotty McCreery, Pia Toscano – Let it Snow – Beacon Theater NYC

Scotty McCreery embodied the true spirit of Christmas last night (Nov. 24) when he performed a concert that included holiday songs from his new album, Christmas With Scotty McCreery, at the Beacon Theater in New York City.

The season 10 American Idol winner announced earlier this week that he would donate a portion of the ticket sales to World Vision’s Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

“Being from North Carolina, I have seen firsthand what hurricanes can do. After seeing the devastation caused by Sandy, I wanted to figure out a way to help,” said Scotty about his decision to turn the NYC concert into a fundraiser, “And given that we have a show at the Beacon Theater the day after Thanksgiving, I thought ‘why not turn that New York show into a benefit?’”

Scotty invited fellow Season 10 Idol, Pia Toscano–a native New Yorker–to perform. Here are Scotty and Pia singing “Let it Snow”

  • http://twitter.com/BamadansPad Danny Latham

    Magnificent performance!! Great AI10 chemistry from Scotty and Pia. So great of Scotty to transform a regular show into a benefit. 

  • mchcat

    They sounded so good together – enjoyed the video a lot –

  • http://twitter.com/CanadianLady2 CanadianLady

    What’s to say. I love pretty well anything Scotty does. :)

  • Stavros

    Gaaaah Pia is crazy talented, so frustrating to see her not becoming a huge name. Scotty is obviously also super talented and making it big, so a big congrats to him :)

  • http://twitter.com/IamMarieeeeeeee ?Marie Theresse??

    They sounded so good..Scotty’s voice…He has a very good tone..

  • fantoo1

    I really liked that, they really complimented each other well and their voices were perfect for the song.

  • fantoo1

    I also have to say, I love that Scotty turned this into a great cause.

  • DB987

    That was nice thanks for posting it.  Pia’s performance of Fix You with Jarod lee was also beautiful.  Her voice or better yet the way she is using it has really improved.  She is very talented I hope her album gets released and has some success.

  • halo9125

    This performance was absolute perfection! GREAT job by both of them, and their voices just complimented each other’s so well. Too bad nobody thought of it sooner- this would have made a terrific addition to Scotty’s Christmas CD :-)

  • Lucie Laniel

    Scotty’s voice does sound great singing with Pia. Too bad Pia didn’t turn towards the audience more during the duet, so we could see her face.

    It was so nice of him to ask Pia to participate in his show. And part of that was also for a such great cause.

  • http://twitter.com/EyeStillBMe1121 Cristina

    All I can say is wow. Pia and Scotty sang so beautifully together! I’m so happy Pia was able to contribute to a benefit show for Sandy. If you want to hear more of Pia singing some incredible music, check out her cover with Jared Lee of Coldplay’s “Fix You.” This was recorded for the sole purpose of raising money for those affected by Sandy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ijm4GNWgLsU&feature=g-all-u

  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    So enjoyed the two of them together.  I really like that Scotty’s including other idols in a number of his shows…and the benefit was a wonderful thing to do, too.  Wonder if he and Paul will sing a duet?:)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4Q4VI77KJPVA7YFL3GZP3DRLLA William

    Lucie: if you watch the video on fans of scotty her eyes are almost glued on scotty for the whole song. 

  • songsungblue

    I guess you have to be a fan of one of them to appreciate this rendition ;)   I didn’t think their voices blended well at all, it was sort of jarring actually. Then again, I don’t get Scotty’s aw shucks appeal and I never have. He kind of reminds me of a modern day Pat Boone….oh well. 

    I do agree that Pia’s voice is more in control than when she was on Idol, but I see her as a back up singer. She just doesn’t grab the focus, even though she’s a far more talented singer than Scotty is. Filing this under JMHO and all! 

  • jdanton2

    As a Pia fan i was happy to see her included with Scotty on that performance . She sounds great and though i am not a fan of Scotty he sounded good on that as well.

  • Lucie Laniel

    I noticed that. I don’t know if it is because she’s nervous and does not dare look at the audience or because she has admiration for Scotty. Well maybe a lonnnnng stretch for the last reason. Ah! Ah!

  • Lucie Laniel

    I would say that the difference between Scotty and Pia is that one connect well with the public and the other doesn’t.

    And I agree that you have to be a fan to appreciate one or the other ‘singing. And again, it’s ok for those who are not fans. To each his own. 

    But I am a HUGE Scotty fan and I will support him whichever way I can. 

     

  • potatorocks

    This felt like it could have taken place 50 years ago.  Very Lawrence Welkish.

  • SaSa8

    Thought this was a really good duet!  Scotty to me sounded great and Pia has a lovely, powerful voice.  Very fun to watch friends from S10 be reunited and sing  together.  Plus I really admire what Scotty did by turning the concert into a benefit for families affected Hurricane Sandy and inviting Pia to join him.  

  • http://twitter.com/CanadianLady2 CanadianLady

    Well, the song was recorded first in 1945. And countless singers have covered it. So…

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yep. It would fit right in. lol

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KspUPvvft9Y

     

  • http://twitter.com/jlmontana9 Jim

     Lucie, Pia is nothing if not supportive and encouraging to ALL around her.  She has genuine affection for Scotty as evidenced by their Showmance from AI days. But under it all, Pia is still a bit shy and unassuming. Yes she knows she’s got a voice but it has never gone to  her head. Pia is just a very passionate, positive and loving person.

  • durbesque

    Scotty and Pia mix like oil and water, but it was interesting.  He is so comfortable in the world, and it was good to see her loosen up a bit. She might become a viable act some day.

  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    I actually don’t believe you have to be a fan of one or the other to appreciate the quality of the voices…I haven’t been a fan of Pia’s music, but I recognize the beauty of her voice.

    Then again, there are whole genres of music I really don’t appreciate so oh, well.:)  And, by the way, Pat Boone was the 9th biggest selling artist from 1955 to 1995…:))

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    I actually don’t believe you have to be a fan of one or the other to appreciate the quality of the voices…

    ITA. There are plenty of artists I enjoy for a song or two, here and there, but I wouldn’t remotely qualify as a fan.

    The straight-up retro, irony-free, big-band quality here is what I like about this version (of a song I’m ordinarily sick of). It’s like a lost A.M. radio transmission from the distant past, and the corniness is part of the charm. And both singers really do have fun voices.

  • kmd23

    That is too funny. Thanks for posting that. lol.

  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    By the way, Scotty just tweeted to remind us…he’s going back to NYC this Wednesday and will be part of the Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center.  The show will air live on NBC at 8 pm.

  • therivermaya

    ….turning the New York show into a benefit…..

    One more (added) reason why I so admire and love Scotty!!!

    p.s. Interesting duet but I liked it.

  • Lucie Laniel

    I totally agree with you about Pia. When I said “because she has admiration for Scotty”, I meant it in the best possible way. But I was also JOKING that she may be interested in Scotty but we all know they are just great friends.
    Bad joke , I know.

  • iluvai

    Gorgeous!!! 

  • iluvai

    They really compliment each other.  Luv!!!! 

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    Very nice!!

  • http://twitter.com/jlmontana9 Jim

     Many apologies for going literal on you. ;-)

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “The straight-up retro, irony-free, big-band quality here is what I like
    about this version (of a song I’m ordinarily sick of). It’s like a lost
    A.M. radio transmission from the distant past, and the corniness is part
    of the charm. And both singers really do have fun voices.”

    I like my Xmas music performed/sung pretty straight, so this performance really appealed to me. Very cool of Scotty to turn his NYC show into a benefit for those affected by hurricane Sandy.

  • OffLeash

    That was pretty cool. I’d forgotten how strong Pia’s voice was too. It’s an unusual pairing, but their voices mesh well together.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/D3M7HMQJO6FR7KB2XKVQK7EJHY ShannonM

    I find that Pia/Jared rendition of Fix You positively magical!!!  I am one who has NOT been enamored of Pia’s vocals- have thought her voice far too bland and lacking in any texture, grit or authentic passion which I require in the vocalists whose music I personally would purchase…   I agree with those who found this performance of Scotty and Pia remniscent of music done in the 50′s.  I enjoyed it much more for the nostalgia factor than for its merit in the contemporary scene.

  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    The NY Times reviewed the show…very interesting review by someone who really seems to know music…despite some negatives, there is a lot positive and I’m thrilled they took the time to review the show!!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/26/arts/music/scotty-mccreery-at-the-beacon-theater.html

  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    The NY Times reviewed the show…very interesting review by someone who really seems to know music…despite some negatives, there is a lot positive and I’m thrilled they took the time to review the show!!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/26/arts/music/scotty-mccreery-at-the-beacon-theater.html

  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    USA Today lists his album among the top of the season:))

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/26/arts/music/scotty-mccreery-at-the-beacon-theater.html

  • http://twitter.com/CanadianLady2 CanadianLady

    Lexie, that the link from your previous post. Or am I missing something?

  • http://twitter.com/CanadianLady2 CanadianLady

    Kind of weird review, but I think it was good. He suspects there’s a lot more to Scotty, which is very likely true given that he’s all of 19. :)  

  • girlygirltoo

    The reviewer called him boring but he didn’t necessarily seem to think that’s a bad thing in this case. So yeah, a strange review. It came off as a mixed one, rather than a totally positive or totally negative one to me.

  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    So sorry!  I’m not the best later at night.:))  Should have caught that…here’s the USA Today…

    http://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/life/music/2012/11/22/listen-up-its-beginning-to-sound-a-lot-like-christmas/1720913/?sf7423268=1

    And here’s yet another review (from someone in country:) but unfortunately it won’t appear in the entertainment section of the Chicago Sun-Times or NY Times…

    http://www.examiner.com/review/christmas-with-scotty-mccreery

  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    I agree.  While there were some definite negatives, I came away encouraged, happy even…if you look down under the article…it actually appeared on C1 of the NY Times print version:))  

  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    A commercial from Walmart:)))

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18dWTuUlgoA

  • justmefornow

    Well what can I say. 
    First thank you Scotty for your generous donation to the Sandy relief efforts. Second, Scotty and Pia’s voices sound great here…..But, holy moly, talk about your 1950′s Bing Crosby specials, Wow. Scotty must be the “oldest soul” 19 year-old-ever, lol.
    Still, nice he had Pia up on stage and good luck with the Xmas album.

    Here’s a version more my speed, Ho, Ho, Ho….
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH3PRcsRcns

  • http://twitter.com/CanadianLady2 CanadianLady

    Funny. :) You know, I’ve lived through a whole lot of rock and metal and various other genres, and never felt they were even close to as good as country. I like music where I can tell what every word is, and where the music is a perfect background. To each his or her own! :)

  • justmefornow

    I agree, to each their own. 
    You know what they say “There’s a shoe for every foot”  :)

  • Lucie Laniel

    Sorry Lexie, i thought I was on the previous post.