American Idol http://wunc.org en Third Time's The Charm: Asheville Rocker Becomes American Idol http://wunc.org/post/third-times-charm-asheville-rocker-becomes-american-idol <p></p><p>The newest American Idol comes from Asheville. <a href="http://www.americanidol.com/contestants/caleb-johnson" target="_blank">Caleb Johnson</a> won Season 13 of the televised singing competition last night.</p><p></p><p>Johnson took the stage with Kiss. Together, he and the band performed a medley of "Love Gun" and "Shout it out Loud."</p><p></p><p>He beat out Jena Irene Asciutto from Michigan.</p><p></p><p>Third time was the charm for Johnson, who had been an American Idol contestant twice before. He only made it as far as the Hollywood auditions in previous seasons.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 11:59:15 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 35960 at http://wunc.org Third Time's The Charm: Asheville Rocker Becomes American Idol Clay Aiken Announces His Run For Congress http://wunc.org/post/clay-aiken-announces-his-run-congress <p></p><p>Teacher and former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken announced he'll run as a Democrat for the state's second Congressional district.</p><p></p><p>In a campaign video, he described his humble beginnings, growing up poor in North Carolina. He said he's got leadership experience.</p><p></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 13:54:45 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 30068 at http://wunc.org Clay Aiken Announces His Run For Congress Idol Fans to Cheer Scotty in Finals http://wunc.org/post/idol-fans-cheer-scotty-finals <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">Fans and friends of Scotty McCreery will gather at Garner High School tonight to watch the hometown star perform one last time in the American Idol competition. The show will air at 8pm on Fox and the winner will be announced tomorrow night. Terry Mascaro was McCreery’s manager at Lowe’s Foods. The 17-year old bagged groceries there even as he made trips to Hollywood to film the show. Tue, 24 May 2011 21:00:00 +0000 WUNC News 8753 at http://wunc.org Garner Welcomes Home Scotty http://wunc.org/post/garner-welcomes-home-scotty <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228); font-weight: bold;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">This week, Garner native Scotty McCreery will perform in the final three of the American Idol tv show. The newly-minted 17 year old star was welcomed home over the weekend with a made-for-tv celebration.&nbsp;</span> Mon, 16 May 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 8815 at http://wunc.org Garner Welcomes Home Scotty Garner to Welcome Home American Idol Finalist http://wunc.org/post/garner-welcome-home-american-idol-finalist <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">The Town of Garner is getting ready to welcome home "American Idol" finalist Scotty McCreery. Jeremy Loeb reports.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);"><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228); font-weight: bold;">&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">The 17-year-old baritone advanced to the "Final 3" of the television show "American Idol" last night. McCreery has been wowing audiences with his mature, deep-voiced renditions of country classics. Mayor Ronnie Williams called the singer's success the biggest thing that's ever happened to Garner.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);"> Fri, 13 May 2011 21:10:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 8819 at http://wunc.org Garner to Welcome Home American Idol Finalist