‘American Idol’ notes: Hollie Cavanagh and Jessica Sanchez videos; Scotty McCreery reflects

American IdolHollie Cavanagh – We like to say that the main event of an “American Idol” notes piece should always be when someone releases a music video, and thus, we present to you “Outer Limit” from season 11 star Hollie Cavanagh. Hollie was the underdog story that made it all the way to fourth place, despite looking at times like she was destined to go out of the competition at around either seventh or eighth.

Since being on the show, Hollie’s moved to Los Angeles, started work on some independent music, and now has this video below via Yahoo! Music. The quality of the video’s nice, perfectly age and audience-appropriate, and she’s got a great voice; we just wish that something different had been done with the backing track, which sounds a little too minimalist and almost like a demo.

Jessica Sanchez presents in Spanish – This one’s for all you Univision fans, or at least people who like to see Jessica Sanchez appearing on TV. Hollie’s fellow season 11 contestant was on the network’s “Premios Juventud Beach Bash” recently, where she presented an acting award. Take a look at the video below. (Source.) There’s not a lot to comment on here, but smart move to make inroads with the Latin community.

Scotty McCreery chronicles audition – It has now been a pretty crazy three years since Scotty auditioned for “American Idol” with his deep voice and Josh Turner hero worship, and we now know some surprising other details about the audition, including that he was forced to learn Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance,” and that one of the producers asked him if he knew this was not “Nashville Star” when he auditioned. Wouldn’t it have been really awful for the show if he had just taken off then, and the show would have lost one of their best male country stars ever for being cocky?

You can read the entire story on Scotty’s Twitter account, though it’s too bad he didn’t put all this together into a long post just so that you didn’t have to read it from the bottom up.

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