'American Idol': Scotty McCreery identifies with Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez


Scotty McCreery knows the stress "American Idol" finalists Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez are under, considering he was one of the final two singers on the Nokia Theater stage just one year ago. "You know, early on I decided I can't have a favorite because I really know how each and every one of these kids are feeling," he says backstage after his performance of Season 11 exit song "Please Remember Me." "I've been in their shoes, I know how their heart's pounding before the show and the nerves, and their stomach's in knots. I feel for them because I know the nerves they're going through. But afterwards I know they're relieved. And I'm relieved for them, because I know they did great." Although the judges declared Sanchez the winner of the first two rounds and Phillips the third, McCreery says it doesn't really matter in the end. "I don't know if I won a...



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