'American Idol' Scotty McCreery to sing off eliminated contestants
"Every week, when the song would play and we'd have to watch the goodbye video, it was always a tough time," McCreery tells USA Today. "I never had to experience it, but I always felt it."
The elimination song was introduced in Season 5 with Daniel Powter's "Bad Day." Since then, it has always been one recorded by an "Idol" winner or finalist.
Season 6: "Home," Daughtry
Season 7: "Celebrate Me Home," Ruben Studdard
Season 8: "Home Sweet Home," Carrie Underwood
Season 9: "Leave Right Now," Will Young
Season 10: "Don't You (Forget About Me)," David Cook
McCreery's "Please Remember Me" will debut on the show this Thursday (Mar. 8) and be available on iTunes starting that day as well.