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"Idol" Wannabeen Headlines at SC Balloon Fest

9/7/2007 3:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"American Idol" reject Bucky Covington got a real boost to his career -- as headliner at -- hold for it -- The Great Southeast Balloon Fest. The wha?
Bucky Covington
TMZ was on scene when Bucky boy blasted his own brand of hot air and spastic dancing for what looks like an audience of dozens of adoring old folks in Anderson, South Carolina. Bucky "performed" before the hot dog eating contest, and just after the wing eating contest. At least he was out in front of other bands like ... Morris Day and the Time! Oh-wee-oh-wee-oh!

When your final 15 minutes of "Idol" fame tick down ... this is where you go. There's always the balloon ride.





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stephanie    

TMZ, anderson, SC is NOT in the Midwest, try the Southeast

2605 days ago
47.

theresa    

#31-Youve got to be kidding- Bucky is gorgeous! Speaking of "fugly", wonder what you look like? Yuck, I bet!!

2605 days ago
48.

just wondering    

To get a thumbs up from TMZ staff, Bucky needs to adopt lots of kids from other countries, or go into rehab, or get into a brawl while driving drunk, or show up at a nightclub with a short skirt and no panties, or spend a few days in prison, or something equally outrageous. Too bad for him - he's just a good country boy that likes to make music. I guess you TMZ people think that being from the country is a big sin or a big joke.

But what do you know - you don't even know "the Southeast" from "the Midwest". Your arrogance is overwhelming!

2605 days ago
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Ortrud Jones    

You know what? I might not have been a fan of his (or anyone else) on American Idol...but I really liked what he had going on in this live show video, I want to check him out live!

2605 days ago
50.

Old, tired, crazy, psycho Britney SUCKED    

Pretty soon....you'll see...



" BUCKY COVINGTON "
and his County Fair Tour

w/ Special Guest
" Britney Spears "












2605 days ago
51.

Angie Stringer    

The Great Southeast BalloonFest was a great community event for Anderson County, SC. Our community loves hot air balloons and Bucky! He put on one of the best concerts I've ever attended - and I've been to many. Rural America rules and I'm sorry you can't appreciate that. And, by the way - Go back to school and take GEOGRAPHY - SC is NOT in the Midwest!!! So hold for you! And why you are at it - get your schedules and the attendance correct. We had alot more youth than as you say - old folks.

2605 days ago
52.

TRACKER    

bucky is a very talented singer/performer.simon isn,t big on country music.however bucky will be a rockin star

2605 days ago
53.

Mama    

Bucky is a doll, a good singer, and a great character! You're off base on this one Harvey!

2605 days ago
54.

ekeeney    

TMZ get a grip! I live in Anderson and we had a great time at our festival!! This is what we do here relax, listen to music, and have a good time!

2605 days ago
55.

TRACKER    

IT,S CLEAR TO ME YOU DON,T FOLLOW MUSIC..........BUCKY IS THE NEW COUNTRY MUSIC STAR........AWSOME.GET A CLUE BEFORE YOU MOUTH OFF...TMZ DO SOME RESEARCH EH????????????

2605 days ago
56.

TRACKER    

TMZ.SEEMS TO ME UNLESS SOMEONE,S NAKED.FALLING ON THEIR FACE{OR OTHERS}OR HAVING SEX IN PUBLIC.YOU SEE THEM AS LOSERS.WOW.REAL AMERICA IS BIG...............GET OUT OF THE 30 MILE ZONE.GET A CLUE.YOU ARE THE LOSERS

2605 days ago
57.

TRACKER    

SEEMS TO ME IF YOU AREN,T DRUNK IN PUBLIC.NAKED IN PUBLIC.HAVING SEX WITH STRANGERS IN PUBLIC.........YOU AREN,T TALENTED...........THE COUNTRY IS A HELL OF A LOT BIGGER THAN THE 30 MILE ZONE......TMZ GET A CLUE YOU LOSERS.BUCKY.YOU ARE THE MAN WITH THE TALENT

2605 days ago
58.

writergal    

Bucky is doing great in country music! His newest song is awesome!

2605 days ago
59.

ellie h    

Midwest or Southeast? Last time I looked at a map, South Carolina was no where near Iowa!

2605 days ago
60.

hello, it    

I just love Bucky!

2605 days ago
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