"It's always a sad time whenever this song is played, but it's definitely a really big part of the show," Scotty says. "I never had to experience that feeling personally, but I always felt the pain because we became such a close family on the show. We were such a tight-knit group of people, so it was always sad to see people go. The send-off song was always a way to stay connected to the show. I'm glad they chose me to do it."
Scotty chose the Tim McGraw hit 'Please Remember Me' as the send-off tune, which will premiere on the elimination show on Thursday. Although the 18-year-old doesn't know what it's like to be sent home, he thinks the song is apropos.
"When you are eliminated, whether it's early on or down the road in the competition, you always want people to remember you," he explains. "You want to get to work and put out some good music, and through that music, people will remember you. This is one way this lyric can be interpreted for this goodbye song."
Scotty is also set to perform on 'American Idol' later this season. "I am pumped!" he adds. "That was my launching pad and what gave me my platform to do what I'm doing now. Anytime I can go back and see some familiar faces and say thanks, I will be the first one to do it."