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.