‘American Idol’ notes: Hollie Cavanagh, Scotty McCreery, and Haley Reinhart

Hollie hit up "Leno."

For our Saturday morning edition of “American Idol” notes, we are going to start things off by showcasing the weekly “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” performance featuring someone that fans this season got the opportunity to know rather well — Hollie Cavanagh.

Hollie talks to “Leno” – Before performing, Hollie was asked by Leno a little bit about her friendship with Joshua Ledet — mostly because we saw him in full-on sob mode when she was voted off the show.

From there, she quickly went into a few bars of “River Deep, Mountain High” that NBC decided to keep from us for longer than just a few seconds. (We’re still calling conspiracy since they have “The Voice” to promote!)

Meet Scotty McCreery – Want to meet Scotty along with another season 10 alum in Lauren Alaina? You are going to be getting an opportunity soon!

According to CMT, Scotty, Lauren, and even season 9’s Casey James will be among the artists appearing and signing autographs at the Fan Fair Hall during the CMA Music Festival from July 7-10.  It’s not often that Scotty gets an opportunity to take part in lengthy events like this, mostly since he is still trying to be a student and a baseball player in addition a singer. (Is there a busier “Idol” out there at the moment?)

Request Haley’s “Free” – We’ll wrap things  up here with a notice for Haley Reinhart fans to call in your local Hot AC station and request “Free.” Why? After rising up into the top 40 of the chart, the song has since started to level off. It is currently ranked at #36 on the chart, and has only picked up nine addition spins this week compared to where it was sitting at one week ago.

Just in case you need some extra inspiration, watch the video again below.

As always, stay tuned for more “Idol” news!

Photo: Fox

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