McCreery's Aberdeen Grandmother Appears on 'Idol'
Paquita McCreery is one proud grandmother.
And Wednesday night she got to tell the fans of "American Idol" exactly how she felt about her grandson, Scotty McCreery.
Handed a microphone after Scotty finished performing "You Were Always on My Mind," the Aberdeen resident said, "That's my Scotty."
Evidently, there are a lot of fans of 'Idol' who feel the same way about the 17-year-old high school student from Garner. He has vaulted into the final five contestants on season 11 of the Fox program, and after tonight's voting he may be one of four left.
But back to Paquita. She joined her husband, Bill, and other McCreery family members in the Los Angeles audience for Wednesday's live performances by the final five contestants.
It's been sort of a running storyline on the show that Scotty is 25 percent Puerto Rican, something he has reminded judge Jennifer Lopez of several times. After finishing his baritone-rich rendition of the country classic, Scotty told host Ryan Seacrest that his grandmother was in the audience, and that she was 100 percent Puerto Rican.
The camera cut to Paquita where she sat nervously clutching a microphone. To the sound of cheers, she uttered her "That's my, Scotty" line.
On an evening when contestants performed two songs, Scotty's other number was "Gone" by Montgomery Gentry.
With voting scheduled to be announced tonight, Scotty will either end up gone or stay on people's minds until next week's showdown of the final four.
Rest assured, regardless of how tonight's voting came out, there is a grandmother in Aberdeen who will always know a national audience had a chance to share her love for Scotty.
Tonight's show will broadcast at 8 p.m. on Fox.
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