What’s better than interviewing an American Idol winner? Well, interviewing two of course, and that’s just what Border Crossings
’ host Larry London did.
Idol champs Scotty McCreery and Candice Glover, along with music legend Barry Manilow
, were in town to perform at this year’s “A Capitol Fourth” Concert, and they made time to talk to Larry about their careers. All three interviews are now available on the new Border Crossings
The third time truly was a charm for Candice Glover, the season 12 winner of American Idol. After auditioning three times for the show, the South Carolina native amazed millions with her powerful voice and memorable performances in May. While in studio with Larry, Candice performed a rendition of Love Song
, which was originally recorded by English band The Cure
and also included on Adele’s album, 21
Asked about the biggest highlight of her journey so far, Candice responded, "Getting to record an album. I've been wanting to do that since I was 4 or 5 years old when I used to copy Christina Aguilera in the mirror with my brush and my remote control, so I'm really excited that I get to go inside an actual studio and do that. Going on tour will be life-changing as well.”
When asked what advice he has for Candice, season 10 champ Scotty McCreery replied, “Take it all in. Remember what you’re doing and take advantage of all the opportunities.”
With his deep, one-of-a-kind country voice, McCreery has won the hearts of many fans since being crowned the Idol season 10 winner back in 2011. His popularity has only blossomed since the show, with his first album, Clear as Day,
earning him the title as youngest male in history to top the Billboard 200 and Country Charts with a debut release. The North Carolina native was also named Best New Artist at both the American Country Awards in 2011 and the Academy of Country Awards in 2012.
During the interview, when asked if he ever thought he would be famous, Scotty confessed, “If you look back at me when I was maybe in elementary school, you'll see me signing autographs all over my notebooks just hoping maybe I'll be able to use this one day.”