McCreery Is 'American Idol' Winner
Scotty McCreery is this year's "American Idol."
McCreery, a 17-year-old high school student from Garner, is the grandson of Aberdeen residents Bill and Paquita McCreery.
Family and a few friends joined Bill and Paquita at a Southern Pines residence Wednesday to watch how the vote of the public played out between McCreery and Lauren Alaina, of Georgia, the final two competitors in the 10th season of the show.
Paquita, the pride in her grandson shining through, called the moment unreal.
"America did it," she said. "They voted for him."
When asked his reaction to his grandson being selected as this year's "Idol," Bill McCreery said, "I think his life has changed forever."
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