Sen. Kay Hagan to host ‘American Idol’ watch party for ‘Team Scotty’

But Sen. Kay HaganKay Ruthven Hagan2020 Dems compete for top campaign operatives Senate GOP rejects Trump’s call to go big on gun legislation Politics is purple in North Carolina MORE’s (D-N.C.) watch party this week promises to be a genuinely good time. 

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That’s because Hagan’s constituent, Scotty McCreery, is one of only two finalists on Fox’s smash hit “American Idol,” and the lawmaker is hosting a party Tuesday night for the season finale. 

McCreery, 17, will compete against Georgia native Lauren Alaina in the 10th season of the crooning contest — it’s the first time ever that both finalists have been country singers. 

Hagan’s fête is being held at a private residence near Capitol Hill, and the guest list will include members of the North Carolina congressional delegation and their staffs. 

Alaina’s hometown of Rossville, Ga., is represented by Rep. Tom GravesJohn (Tom) Thomas GravesGeorgia governor vetoes controversial hacking legislation Hillicon Valley: Cambridge Analytica shutting down | Pentagon bars military stores from selling Chinese phones | Debate over 'hacking back' heats up Tech firms fret over push to legalize 'defensive' hacking MORE (R), who told ITK Monday, “Lauren’s a really talented singer and I hear she loves to fish, so she’s got my vote.”

The winner of the sing-off will be announced Wednesday night, and ITK suspects a few notoriously competitive lawmakers will relish the bragging rights.