This is such a talented state. Not one, not two, not three but FOUR of American Idol's semi-finalists are from the Tar Heel State. That's an incredible proportion! My favorite out of them would be Chris Daughtry, from McLeansville--a town outside of Greensboro so tiny it doesn't even merit a label on Google maps. My overall favorite, though, just might be Taylor Hicks. Original with a capital O as the judges would say. He's from Alabama--a little deeper south, but still The South. Yee haw!