American Idol season 10 winner Scotty McCreery and season 8 champ Kris Allen chat about what brought them to audition for Idol. Scotty confesses that he watched the show growing up and never imagined he’d be on it. Kris mentions that he watched Scotty’s season more intently than any other because he was making a record at the time. Watch the full discussion right here.
Lauren Alaina, runner up for season 10 and season 2 champ Ruben Studdard wonder about the “southern secret.” That so many successful Idols have come from the southern United States. “Just sayin!” says Ruben, who hailed from Birmingham Alabama. He goes on to namecheck a slew of southern alums, including Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia Barrino, Clay Aiken, Scotty McCreery, Carrie Underwood. Of course, Lauren is from Georgia. They wonder if coming from Missouri (David Cook) counts. They decide it does.