'Idol' finalist surprises Hillside High students

Posted October 9, 2009

— Students at Hillside High School in Durham got a surprise Friday morning: an appearance by Scott Savol, a Top 5 finalist on "American Idol."

Savol, who appeared on Season 4, spoke as a motivational speaker at a school assembly. He also threw in a few songs.

Principal Hans Lassiter and teachers kept Savol's appearance a secret, so it came as a surprise to students.

Savol will perform in an inspirational play, "The Lord Will Make a Way," at the Memorial Auditorium in in the Progress Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh Saturday.

On "Idol," Savol earned a reputation as a regular guy in the looks-dominated entertainment industry and was nicknamed "Scotty the Body" by host Ryan Seacrest.


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  • bonnnie Oct 9, 2009

    I could care less about this I cannot see why anyone else would either.

  • sjeg Oct 9, 2009

    To SSW - If your on the artical were the blue American Idol sing is look under it and click on his offical web site and his picture comes up.

  • Caroline Marie Oct 9, 2009

    Was the year Carrie Underwood won....he was from Ohio.....kept in by "vote for the"

  • Caroline Marie Oct 9, 2009

    Little bit heavy. Had a pretty good voice.

  • sww Oct 9, 2009

    I wish a picture had been included in the article. I can't place him. Very cool for the students...if they remember him.