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

But Sen. Kay HaganKay HaganPolitics is purple in North Carolina Democrats can win North Carolina just like Jimmy Carter did in 1976 North Carolina will be a big battleground state in 2020 MORE’s (D-N.C.) watch party this week promises to be a genuinely good time. 

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 GravesChances for government shutdown rising Controversial ‘hack back’ bill gains supporters despite critics Overnight Cybersecurity: Manafort, Gates to remain under house arrest | Mueller said to be closing in on Flynn | 'Hack back' bill gains steam | Election security gets attention from DHS 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.