"Idol's ' Tar Heel ties

May 26, 2011 

In "American Idol's" 10 seasons, seven North Carolinians have been top 10 finalists:

Season 2 - Clay Aiken of Raleigh finished second.

S eason 3 - Fantasia Barrino of High Point won.

Season 5 - Chris Daughtry of McLeansville finished fourth.

Season 5 - Kellie Pickler of Albemarle finished sixth.

Season 5 - Bucky Covington of Rockingham finished eighth.

Season 8 - Anoop Desai of Chapel Hill finished in a tie for sixth.

Season 10 - Scotty McCreery of Garner won.

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