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American Idol winner Scotty McCreery decided to make his concert at the Beacon Theater in New York City on Friday a benefit to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
"Being from North Carolina, I have seen firsthand what hurricanes can do. After seeing the devastation caused by Sandy, I wanted to figure out a way to help. ... And given that we have a show at the Beacon Theater the day after Thanksgiving, I thought ‘why not turn that New York show into a benefit?’" he said as quoted by The Hollywood Reporter.
McCreery was also joined on stage by Pia Toscano, who was an American Idol season 10 finalist as well as being a Queens native, to sing a duet of "Let It Snow."
"It's fitting that the day after Thanksgiving, we can all show how thankful we are to live in a great country where Americans help Americans in their time of need," McCreery was quoted by Contact Music.
The singer encouraged the audience to donate at the table that was set up in the theater's lobby.