Scotty McCreery is doing "For Once In My Life" on "American Idol." Let's see if he can sing something non-country. Oh no, he says they tried to "give it a country vibe."
He's lounging on the stairs all in black. He has a good voice, and he sounds sincere. Plus this song is so great to listen to, it is hard to mess up. Nothing special, a few little touches of attitude. He tells the story well, but as always it all feels a bit hokey to me -- very Grand Ole Opry.
Steven Tyler says it was "beautiful," Jennifer Lopez called it a good version, "not your strongest vocal performance" though. Randy Jackson agrees it wasn't great, "but I was smiling the whole time."
"By the end, you were a young lady-killer."