‘American Idol’ notes: Phillip Phillips, Scotty McCreery, Haley Reinhart

For our Wednesday morning edition of “American Idol” notes, we are going to the movies — or at least we’re seeing a movie trailer with Phillip Phillips’ voice in it.

More from “Home” – As Phillip said recently, he knew that a few motion pictures were considering his single “Home” for inclusion on either a trailer or a soundtrack — and now, he has the honor of having the song be a part of the latest Clint Eastwood movie.

The film we are specifically talking about here is “Trouble with the Curve,” which is a rare film starring Eastwood that he is also not directing. It focuses on the relationship between his character, a baseball scout with declining vision, and his daughter (played by Amy Adams), who he has had a rough relationship with. The song really seems to fit the theme of the movie perfectly, though we have to admit now that we have a hard time watching the trailer without thinking about Phillip.

Thanks to Mjsbigblog for the find here.

Scotty meets a legend – This is one of the perks that comes with being a country superstar — the chances to meet other stars across the genre. Season 10 champ Scotty McCreery recently got the chance to spend a little bit of time with Merle Haggard — or at least long enough to take this picture and post the following caption about it:

“Honored to meet a country legend tonight in NC.. Merle Haggard!”

As for other country stars, Scotty has toured with Brad Paisley, and has also been at countless country awards shows across the country.

Haley talks Mariah – Finally, we have some new comments from Haley Reinhart considering the newest member of the show’s judging panel in Mariah Carey. Speaking to MTV News, the season 10 third-place finisher admits that she is actually relieved that she did not have to perform in front of the “Vision of Love” (no, not the Kris Allen song) performer for one reason and one reason only — it would have made her nervous:

“She’s a huge diva with a huge, beautiful, amazing voice. I don’t think that there’s anybody who could give better critiques to people who are trying to be aspiring singers, so I think they did really good … I think it would be a little more pressure. So I’m glad she wasn’t there, but it would have been very cool to meet her.”

To check out some more news on Jessica Sanchez and Deandre Brackensick, be sure to check out some more “American Idol” notes here.

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