Scotty McCreery: Jesus Christ Will Get Me Through 'American Idol' — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Fri, March 4, 2011 6:54pm EDT by 35 Comments

American Idol‘s token country boy says his faith is what keeps him grounded and has supported him throughout the competition so far!

Scotty McCreery may be only 17 years old, but he’s wise beyond his years! The North Carolina-native chatted with HollywoodLife.com about his strong Christian faith and missing his friends back home. Plus, he revealed he’s not just a country singer — he actually auditioned originally with songs by John Mayer and Frank Sinatra!

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