Missing a Tar Heel presence on this season of "American Idol" now that all our North Carolinians have been eliminated?
At least you'll get to hear last year's "Idol" winner, Garner High School senior Scotty McCreery, left, when each of the remaining 13 finalists is ejected.
"Idol" producers announced today that Scotty has recorded a new version of Tim McGraw's hit "Please Remember Me," which will be played over farewell video montages when contestants are voted out. The final 13 perform live tonight, with the contestant receiving the fewest viewer votes being sent home on Thursday night's live show.
"It's always a sad time whenever this song is played, but it's definitely a really big part of the show," says Scotty, 18.
His version of the song also will be available as a single on iTunes starting Thursday.