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American Idol Episode Recap: The Road to Hollywood

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

General Larry Platt's "Pants on the Ground" Hits Idol's Atlanta Auditions

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"

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'American Idol' Fan Favorite: General Larry Platt's 'Pants On the Ground' Is Sweeping the Nation
Pants on the Ground REMIX (Wheelchair Version)
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JAY & LEROY - Pants On The Ground [REMIX]

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