score a spot opening for someone

Zahraa Samy

Senior Member
What does "scored a spot opening" mean in this context:
"American Idol season 10 troubadour Paul McDonald has scored a spot opening for Hanson this summer."
  • Florentia52

    Modwoman in the attic
    English - United States
    It’s not “a spot opening.” As the title of the article indicates, McDonald will open (perform first) when Hanson performs this summer. He got the job (“scored the spot”).