9. His Funny Microphone Grip Comes From the Baseball Diamond

How could we forget Scotty McCreery's flute-like microphone grip from the early rounds of American Idol? A choir director of his suggested that his strange hold was because he always sang into a crooked-neck microphone, but the singer himself says it isn't that simple: “I don’t know what the heck that was,” McCreery tells the Boston Globe. “I think it’s just because I'm used to pitching, and that’s how I hold the ball in the glove with the limp wrist in the glove. I never held a mic before American Idol.”

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