THG Asks: Did Scotty McCreery Deserve to Win American Idol?

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THG Asks!

Welcome to THG's new feature, in which two of our celebrity gossip experts debate topical issues in the entertainment world and you decide who wrote the winning argument!

Today, THG Asks: Did Scotty McCreery deserve to win American Idol?

YES by Free Britney

Two words: 122 million. That's the number of people who crowned the newest American Idol this week.

Not exactly a small sample size. We could keep playing the numbers game - how many songs, how many aspirants he bested - but you get the idea.

Some will say Pia Toscano was ousted too soon, and she probably was. Ditto James Durbin. But can anyone really dispute Scotty McCreery's worthiness?

Many of this year's eliminations were controversial, but only relative to some of the contestants who outlasted them - not to Scotty specifically.

He's got an outstanding voice perfectly suited for country, and he proved it time and again. What he lacks in flair, he makes up for with talent.

Slow, smooth and steady won this race, and deservedly so.

The Idol Winner is ...

NO by Hilton Hater

Scotty McCreery is a fantastic singer. If I were going purely by voice, he'd have earned my vote as American Idol champion after his first audition.

But forget what the judges say: This is not purely a singing competition.

There are, and there should be, other factors at work. The legitimacy of Idol itself is at stake, especially with new competition such as The Voice and The X-Factor.

It really needs to crank out a successful winner, and Lauren Alaina stands a better chance at sustained success than Scotty does.

For whatever reason, male victors simply don't do well on the charts. Kris Allen? David Cook? Lee DeWyze? Can anyone name a top 10 single by any of them?

As evidenced by her duet with Carrie Underwood, Alaina has a long way to go. But she's tough. She overcame a sprained throat to compete in the finals.

She clearly wants this and I have no doubt she has more potential to be the next Carrie than Scotty has to be more than a one-month wonder.

THG Asks you ... did Scotty deserve to win?

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Well, Scotty now has a song at the top of the charts. Guess you all were wrong about him. LOL. Stupid people!

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Scotty Mc Creery didnt deserve to win, the judges gave him a freepass to win. he only sang country songs. its not fair to the other contestants because they had to sings different kind of songs. he is not a bad singer but clearly got the advantages .

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Scotty was, is not, and will never be the right winner. I couldn't ever imagine me being happy about him winning unless all the top 25 was a bunch of Deandres (which will never happen, thankfully) he would never be a role model for me. He can't sing anything besides country

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Ouch,
Scotty didn't deserve to win it. Pia didn't either. I've heard many voices just like theirs. If they are saying Phillip is Dave Matthews, then Scotty should've been.500 bazillion country singers. Booooring. Haley should've taken the prize.

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People just don't like TRUE talent anymore.
Scotty is NOT a bad singer, but so many other contestants deserved it much more. All he sang was country, while others displayed various styles! He is good at country, nothing else.
Also, all over the news were his fans saying how many times they voted for him in one night, which is not fair. When you vote for one person 30 times, on one computer in one night....it's basically cheating. If it weren't for computer voting, I do believe he wouldn't have won. I'm hoping to see one person, one vote, per computer as a restriction next season.

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U guys are fooling yourself. Scottie'sfame will be well beyond your imagination. His fans love him so much and just can't get enough. This will continue for a long long time. His fans will make sure of it.

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Who the hell are you people! Giving Pia the lowest bar! Screw all of you!!! She is the best singer!!! So either all of you are a bunch of teeny boppers or a bunch of dumb stupid rednecks who don't know shit about music and talent!!!!!!

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Well done Scotty. You won because it was in the will of GOD. You are going to be a role model of good values to the youth. They are definitely being lured away by the music that they listen to. Stay blessed and remember that glorius that you have is a gift from GOD. Use it do glorify him. Leigh (15 years)
South Africa

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james should have won rock on james

American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]