American Idol Overqualified Contestant Larry Platt to Guest on ‘The View’
Larry Platt, 62, was seen at the end of the second show of the ninth season of American Idol. As the contest rules states out that the age bracket will be from 16-28 years old only, the man who calls himself “civil rights movement four-star General Larry Platt”, is overqualified.
He performed a song named Pants on the Ground. Simon Cowell told the members of the panel, which includes guest judge Mary J. Blige, that, “I’m afraid this song could become a hit.”
The video of his audition is now an instant hit on the Internet.
Platt auditioned for the show when it came looking for the next singing sensation in his hometown Atlanta, Georgia. This is where host Ryan Seacrest, finalist and Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson, season 2 runner-up Clay Aiken and season 3 winner Fantasia Brino were hailed from.
Asked about his feelings regarding his audition, the general said, “It played real, real good. I liked it. I loved it.”