I'll give American Idol credit for one thing: The show knows how to admit its flaws. Tonight's mixed bag of auditions from all seven cities on the tour began with a reference to Gen. Larry Platt's "Pants on the Ground," and an acknowledgement that it's really the only Season 9 audition to take America by storm. However, Ryan Seacrest promises that the show has saved the best for last. Did the promise come true?read more
He didn't get a ticket to Hollywood, but General Larry Platt got something better: viral fame.
The 62-year-old veteran from Georgia stole the show on Wednesday's American Idol with his rollicking anti-low-rise jeans anthem, "Pants on the Ground."
Sample lyric: "Pants on the ground, pants on the ground, lookin' like a fool with your pants on the ground / with the gold in your mouth, hat turned sideways, pants hit the ground"
Click here to watch Platt's audition
"I have a horrible feeling ...