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 his strange hold was because he always sang into a crooked neck microphone, but the 19-year-old 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.'”