Television January 14, 2010
'Idol' Sees 'Pants on the Ground' in ATL
"American Idol" featured auditions from Atlanta last night -- and one unusual hopeful, General Larry Platt, took the opportunity to express his views about low-riding pants.
Platt, a 62-year-old veteran, shook his stuff and sang his own tune while the judges cheered him on. The lyrics to "Pants on the Ground" include:
"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 sideway, pants hit the ground / Call yourself a cool cat, looking like a fool, walkin' downtown with your pants on the ground!"
While Platt couldn't continue on the show due to the age cap of 28, judge Simon Cowell told Larry that he may have a catchy tune on his hands, saying, "I have a horrible feeling that song could be a hit."
The show featured guest judge Mary J. Blige. Next week, the judges head to Chicago to scout for more singing talent.