American Idol Pants on the Ground: Learn about General Larry Platt's song

Are you looking like a fool with your pants on the ground?

That's part of the chorus to "Pants on the Ground," an original song performed on Wednesday's Atlanta auditions episode of "American Idol."

The artist: General Larry Platt, 62. Sure, he was too old to make it to Hollywood, but his catchy tune entertained the judges -- and quickly became an Internet sensation.

Plus, he has a back story: Google Platt and you'll learn he's a longtime civil rights activist. In fact, the Georgia General Assembly even made House Resolution 286 -- proclaiming Sept. 4, 2001 "Larry Platt Day." Our "Idol" blog uncovered the resolution during the show.

After the show aired, it didn't take long before a General Larry Platt Web site popped up. The site, which you can access with the link on this page, features the "Pants on the Ground" video and an e-mail address for Platt.

Get a full summary of the show by visiting our "American Idol" blog, and don't forget to check out our video recap of the show.

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