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‘Idol’ has fan in country star Tim McGraw

Grammy winner is rooting for Taylor Hicks
/ Source: The Associated Press

“American Idol” has more than 30 million fans across the country each week — and Grammy winner Tim McGraw is one of them.

Asked during a recent interview if he watched the popular Fox talent competition, McGraw said, “I do. The kids love it.” McGraw and his wife, fellow Grammy winner Faith Hill, have three daughters.

“I would have never gotten past the audition stage,” the 39-year-old country star said, referring to the elimination rounds during the talent search for the show.

He has a favorite this season, too. “I like the gray-haired guy. Taylor Hicks. I think he’s real,” McGraw said.

Hicks is one of four contestants remaining in the “American Idol” competition.