‘American Idol’ notes: Scotty McCreery, David Archuleta, season 12 audiitons

Check out a new teaser from David.

We are in the midst of summer vacation for “American Idol,” and with that in mind the “notes” are sparser than usual. But isn’t a tiny bit of news better than no news at all — especially when it involves season 7 alum David Archuleta?

David’s new music video tease – Before taking off on his Mormon mission earlier this year, David planned it out long in advance that he would have some new content coming out on a semi-regular basis. After all, this ensures that people do keep him in their mind while he is away.

Thanks to his team, a new teaser for David’s upcoming “I’ll Never Go” video was posted onto his official YouTube page — and it’s really rather beautiful. The song is a part of his OPM album “Forevermore,” which was released in the Philippines earlier this year. The full music video is set to debut on Sunday, June 24 at 8:00 p.m. in Manila on local website Juice.ph. This traditional music may not even be remotely familiar to listeners in America … but that does not make it any less enjoyable in the slightest.

Scotty takes a beating from his friends – Even though Scotty McCreery is now a country music superstar thanks to winning season 10 of “American Idol,” this has not stopped his friends from giving him a hard time — and comparing him to a character made famous by Miley Cyrus.

Speaking to Country Weekly in a new interview, the “Water Tower Town” singer explains:

“My friends back at home call me the real-life Hannah Montana … For the most part I can go eat in my hometown or go bowling and not really be bothered, just a picture here and there. And I enjoy it. I’m having a good time in life right now.”

With this quote in mind, we have a question for Scotty — is he going to start performing soon with a blonde wig and sequined jackets? If so, he’s really going to become a trailblazer in the world of country music! (Plus, maybe he could get his own Disney Channel show out of it, too.)

A season 12 video – Finally, we’re closing things off here with a look at the season 12 auditions in San Antonio — which brought out an impressive (but not earth-shattering) 6,000 people. Let’s just hope that there is some real talent in the group this year, and we’re not looking at something like this season of “America’s Got Talent” where they have decided that the show must go on despite no one with any sort of value actually turning up in the process.

As always, check back for more “Idol” news and stories about season 12!

Photo: David Archuleta, Ivory Records

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