Scott Borchetta Takes American Idol to Nascars Fast Lane in Fontana – Get the Scoop!

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FOXs hit showAmerican Idolis experiencing strong ratings in its 14th season with Big Machine Label Group President/CEO Scott Borchettain the drivers seat as the shows new in-house Mentor.

Borchetta, who has been working with theIdolcontestants since November of last year,is prominently featured on the show each week where he advises this seasons crop of eclectic and edgy young singers on song selection, stage presenceand fan engagement.

In an effort to show contestants the pressures of performing the National Anthem in front of thousands of fans, Borchetta arranged forIdols Top 11 remaining contestants to perform the song at the Auto Club 400 NASCAR race this past weekend in Fontana, CA. The contestants delivered a powerful performance on the track before serving as grand marshals for the race with Borchetta. Footage from the race will appear on this week’s show.

A longtime racing fan,Borchetta can often be spotted at tracks all over the nation on weekends taking in a Nascar, IndyCar or Formula One race.For the 2015 racing season, Big Machine Records is a sponsor of the the Chip Ganassi Racing Team.

Borchetta is a longtime believer that racing and music are very synonymous, tellingForbesmagazine, There are a lot of parallels, there really are. As far as the talent, as far as strategy part of it is, Get me that lane nobody else is racing in and well find a way to win it.

American Idolairs Wednesdays on FOX at 8/7 Central.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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