“I freaked out about it a little bit,” “Idol” crown-holder Taylor Hicks tells ET when asked how it feels to have a No. 1 single with “Do I Make You Proud.” “I was in a minivan a year ago making about $50 a night playing bars, clubs and the occasional wedding. The music that I am making now and that I am going to get to make is special.”
But fame hasn’t gone to his head. “Somebody said, ‘Just go out and stand by the ocean and realize how small we all are,'” he explains about his down-to-earth attitude. “You have to be grounded and stay true to who you are. If you aren’t, everything falls down around you.“
Did one of those guys say he had a “close encounter” with an extra terrestrial last night? shame, shame.