Garner's Scotty McCreery sang an Elvis Presley song on last night's 'American Idol,' and Entertainment Weekly has some inside scoop on the performance from the show's associate music director and arranger Michael Orland.
One of the things Orland mentions is the funny way Scotty holds his microphone, which is also something we've discussed here in the office. Here's what Orland had to say about Scotty's Elvis performance:
SCOTTY McCREERY — “That’s All Right” (Elvis Presley)
MO: I was nervous about him picking an Elvis song because he’s talked about being a huge Elvis fan before. Like we’ve already gone there. But instead of doing an Elvis impression, he did Scotty doing an Elvis song, which was really great. The arrangement he did on the stage tonight was the arrangement we first worked out on Friday.
The boy is finding his own style — the way he holds the mic and the way he moves. He was like moving his … everything! And [how he holds the mic] has become a thing with him. At first, I tried to break it. I thought it was because he was not comfortable onstage without his guitar. But it’s become how he performs now, and I dig it. I think people are going to start imitating him!