Disson Skating Blog
“American Idol” winner and recording artist Scotty McCreery talked exclusively with Disson Skating ahead of his appearance in P&G & Walmart Tribute to American Legends of the Ice at the IZOD Center on December 11, 2013.
You won “American Idol” in 2011. What was the process like trying to get on the show and going through each week trying to advance to the finals? Do you still keep in touch with any fellow 2011 American Idol contestants?
It was tough. Honestly, no joke, it was 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. You were never off. There were commercials, photo shoots, recording sessions, rehearsals, group rehearsals. It was all day. But it was fun. It was enjoyable but really busy and stressful.
Yes. We send out group texts every now and then to see what everybody is up to. Luckily, they are all touring and having their own records out as well, which is nice to see them have success, too.
Right out of the gate following “American Idol,” you experienced a great amount of success with your studio album, “Clear as Day.” What did that mean to you as an artist to instantly have success?
It was huge! It shows that the fans are responding well to your music and responding well to you. That is what you want, is for people to enjoy your music, so it is nice to see that.
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Joins figure skating and gymnastics champions along with musical guests and current American Idol winner Candice Glover
Kurt Browning, the four-time World and four-time Canadian figure skating champion, has joined the cast of the 2013 Progressive Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular show, which takes place Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena.
The show brings together stars of two of the most popular Olympic sports – figure skating and gymnastics – and pairs the sporting exhibition with live musical performances.
Browning represented Canada in three Olympic Winter Games (1988, 1992 and 1994), and is a three-time Canadian Professional champion and three-time World professional champion. At the 1998 World Figure Skating Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Browning became the first person ever to land a quadruple jump in competition, an accomplishment that is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Browning has a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame and has been inducted into both Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and Figure Skating Hall of Fame.
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