April 25, 2011 08:00 AM by Lisa Princ
Scotty McCreery gave what was probably his worst performance of the season last week on American Idol on FOX, but with the tornadoes that ripped through his hometown in North Carolina, we can only assume his mind was elsewhere during his performance. At his weekly viewing party, his fans pulled together to not only cheer the country crooner on, but to help bring some relief to those affected by the storms. Keep reading for more details!
Scotty McCreery fans are no strangers to holding American Idol viewing parties as they cheer on the young country crooner, but last week was different. After tornadoes ripped through North Carolina on April 16th, they left almost 450 homes and 20 businesses destroyed with 24 people dead and thousands looking for temporary housing while repairs were being done. With most of the damage centered in Wake County, which Scotty McCreery calls home, his fans rallied up for their normal viewing party while making an effort to help the victims affected by this tragedy.
This time over 700 fans, friends, family members, and neighbors filled the Garner Historic Auditorium with canned goods and personal items to help families affected by the tornadoes that devastated the area last weekend. Taste of Country reports that “The collection efforts filled six giant cardboard bins with canned goods and personal items. The Salvation Army was also on hand accepting donations of clothes and household items.” Meanwhile, Scotty tweeted after the storms “Praying for everybody back home effected by the storms” leaving us to believe that maybe his thoughts were elsewhere this week thus affecting his performance.
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