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Civil rights veteran becomes Internet sensation

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Pants. On. The. Ground.

With those four words, "General" Larry Platt has gone from "American Idol" reject to Internet sensation.

The 63-year-old civil rights veteran performed his original hit at an audition for the show's ninth season, winning over judges Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi -- and earning a nervous endorsement from incurable skeptic Simon Cowell.

"I have a horrible feeling that song could be a hit," Cowell reluctantly predicted.

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