By Lee Hernandez | 06/07/2011 - 13:00
Less than two weeks after he made history by becoming the first Latino to win American Idol, Scotty McCreery (who's a quarter Puerto Rican) has signed a major-label deal with Mercury Nashville/19 Records/Intersco
By Lee Hernandez | 06/03/2011 - 09:15
By Lee Hernandez | 06/02/2011 - 16:30
American Idol winner Scotty McCreery was in New York this morning to tape an appearance on NBC's The Today Show, but the 17-year-old country-rican (yes, he's one fourth Puerto Rican and proud of it!), took a few minutes out of his busy schedule to chat exclusively with Latina.com about his Latino roots, whether he would consider recording a country album in Spanish, and why he can't salsa to save his life. Then, he showed us his favorite dance move...the sprinkler!
By Mariela Rosario | 06/02/2011 - 11:43
American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina stopped by the Today show this morning and made some beautiful music together, but don't get the wrong idea. Runner up Alaina has adamantly denied that anything romantic is going on between the two! While talking with Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin earlier in the week, Alaina swiftly put an end to the speculation that she and McCreery were a couple, though Scotty had danced around the question the day before when asked about his feelings for Alaina.
By Lee Hernandez | 05/26/2011 - 09:48
All season long, we've been saying this is the year a Latino would take Idol and wouldn't you know it, a Latino did take American Idol! Part Puerto Rican contestant Scotty McCreery made history by becoming the first Latino to win American Idol, beating out fellow contestant Lauren Alaina.
By Lee Hernandez | 05/25/2011 - 18:44
Scotty McCreery could be crowned the next American Idol in tonight's finale, but the boy behind the deep voice is still very much a mystery. Here are 10 fun facts about the country crooner!
1). Let's start with the really serious stuff first. His favorite cereal is Cap'n Crunch and Lucky Charms and his favorite candy is Starburst and Tootsie Rolls.
By Lee Hernandez | 05/25/2011 - 09:05
In light of the overwhelming number of Latino contestants who made it to Hollywood on American Idol this season, we posed the following question to our readers several months ago: Is this the year a Latino takes Idol?
By Mariela Rosario | 05/20/2011 - 09:30
"After 95 million votes the first person with a shot at the title is Scotty McCreery," American Idol host Ryan Seacrest dramatically announced last night.
Just like that, Scotty advanced to the finals on American Idol last night. The part-Puerto Rican country crooner was the first contestant to find out he would have a chance to perform in the final round of the singing competition, to be determined by a live vote next week! The 16-year-old will be facing Lauren Alaina in the finale.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/19/2011 - 11:54
Regardless of Jennifer Lopez's hair, we can not ignore the fact that part Puerto Rican country crooner Scotty McCreery has managed to make it this far in season 10 of American Idol! He's facing stiff competition, particularly from Haley Reinhart, who seemed about poised to run away with the show last night, until she took a tumble. But hey, even J.Lo has had her share of trips and fails, and we know that what matters most is recovering with grace which is exactly what she did and Lopez commended her for it.