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Local Idol Contestant Gets Golden Ticket
A local singer gets his ticket punched... straight to Hollywood! Scott Fleenor impressed the American Idol judges with his surprisingly soulful voice. Fox 25's Kisha Henry was there as he hosted a watch party, to replay the excitement.
Scott recently graduated from UCO, where he was in the Academy of Contemporary Music.
"Everyone is born with something. You're born to do something," says Scott. He recently graduated from UCO, where he was in the Academy of Contemporary Music, but he didn't always know his "something" was singing. He says he was actually forced into choir.
"I was kind of a punk skater kid and I got kicked out of my last week of my eighth-grade year, and my mom thought it was going to be a good idea to put me in a class with new friends," says Scott. He says it took two years, before he realized singing was his passion. His Junior year of high school, he decided to try out for American Idol.
"If I want to do this for a living, why not try out for one of the biggest shows in the world?" he says. He didn't make it that year, but the second time.. was the charm!
"Scott is a great vocalist, but what I'm really intrigued with is his songwriting," says Scott Booker, CEO of the ACM, and manager of the Flaming Lips.
Turns out, Mariah Carey was also intrigued when Scott chose to audtion with an original song. "She had a huge smile on her face when I was singing and she clapped after I was done," recalls Scott.
He says Keith Urban told him he has a "killer voice" and Randy was also impressed. "Randy told me he wasn't expecting that out of me-- out of this white kid," laughs Scott.
"Any step you can take forward, you should take. And, doing this is just a step forward," says Booker. "I believe Scott has a song in him that is going to be... giant."
Posted: Thursday, January 31 2013, 10:33 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Tornado watch issued for western, central Oklahoma
May 18, 2013 22:57 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A tornado watch is in effect for western and central Oklahoma.
The weather system brought severe thunderstorms to the Altus and Clinton areas, as well as Harper County late Saturday afternoon. There were no reports of rotation as evening approached but the tornado watch lasts until 11 p.m. Saturday.
The dangerous weather is forecast to continue into Sunday night as the system progresses to the east.
The tornado watch area Saturday stretched from eastern edge of the Panhandle to include the Oklahoma City area.
Forecasters warn that the system could also bring large hail.
The National Weather Service in Norman reports tennis ball-size hail along U.S. 62 near the border of Harmon and Jackson counties in the state's far southwest.
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