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Scotty McCreery Tells ‘Good Morning America’ He’s Going Back to School

Scotty McCreery
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Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina appeared with their nine ‘American Idol’ co-finalists on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America‘ this morning, and the reality show winner shared what he plans to do after his debut album, ‘Clear As Day,’ is released on October 4. The 17-year-old singer says he’s doing what every kid his age should be doing. “I’m going back to school,” he said before performing his hit ‘I Love You This Big.’

“It’s my senior year,” he continued. “I’m not going to miss out on those memories.” It’s likely McCreery isn’t returning to Garner High School in Garner, N.C. however. It’s been reported that he was only one class away from graduation after his junior year wrapped up in June. More likely he’ll finish his coursework while promoting his debut album. He admitted as much when asked if he’d still be playing shows this fall.

Alaina stood next to McCreery during the interview but said very little, noticeably struggling with the bronchitis that kept her out of last night’s show in Baltimore. Her debut album will also be released this fall. ‘Wildflower‘ will hit stores and digital retailers one week after McCreery’s ‘Clear as Day.’ She did courageously get through ‘Like My Mother Does,’ this morning, and the entire cast performed a medley of songs.

The two singers are enjoying a day off from the ‘Idol’ tour before returning to the stage in Atlantic City and Newark, N.J. this weekend. Judging from the sound of Alaina’s voice, it’s doubtful she’ll be ready to belt out her music by then.

Watch Scotty McCreery Sing ‘I Love You This Big’ on ‘GMA’

Watch Lauren Alaina Sing ‘Like My Mother Does’ on ‘GMA’

Watch the ‘American Idol’ Contestants Perform a Medley on ‘GMA’

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