Pants on the ground was a song sung by a singer participating in American Idol. Its an original rendition by the participant trying to break through and get selected and apparently did a wonderful job.
The original Pants on the Ground youtube video became an instant hit on the internet and is going down as a significant milestone in the airing of this American Idol season 9. Let me give you a bit of a background on the song. It was done by General Larry Platt who is a 62 year old from Georgia, Atlanta. Platt is like that dame who showed up few decades late for the Britain’s Got Talent. General Larry is way over the hill in terms of required age for the contestants but I am sure most of us wont hold that against him. We all are looking for that hidden gem and age does not really count when you want to entertain yourself.
General Larry is a long time civil rights activist and also happened to serve as a student under Martin Luther King.
When Larry showed up at the audition, he was given his customary time to perform a piece. Larry chose Pants on the ground as his choice of rendition. I was blown away when I heard it. It had some classic and memorable lines like these – “with your gold in your mouth, hat turned sideways, pants on the ground…call yourself a cool cat…..Looking like a fool with your pants on the ground!”
Larry Platt continued to sing these lines which he knew had struck an instant chord with the judges who couldn’t stop laughing hysterically.
I like Simon and Simon delivered when it was time to act like a critic. Simon Cowell told Larry Platt that he was way over the top when it came to age to be an AI contestant for Season 9.Â However, Platt has become an instant success, and now his YouTube video has been making the rounds.
These days it seems any monkey doing some weird stuff online can become a hit. I did not enjoy the video one bit and I thought the guy was making a fool of himself out there.
Check out the Original Pants On the Ground Youtube Video below: