By Christina Wilkie - 05/23/11 11:40 PM EDT
But Sen. Kay Hagan’s (D-N.C.) watch party this week promises to be a genuinely good time.
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 Graves (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.