Scotty McCreery is up first as "American Idol" sings the music of Elton John, and he's doing "Country Couple," of course.
Complete with a guitar, he's doing his thing, the exact same as every week. You either like this thing or you don't. Sincere, absolutely on key, a little bit like a boy trying to sound like a man, but easy to listen to.
"You did it again for me, Scotty" says Steven Tyler, "You have amazing instincts," says Jennifer Lopez (Really? Singing a country song every week doesn't seem that tricky).
Randy Jackson says "you look so comfortable, you're so in the zone right now."
Afterward he tells Ryan Seacrest his guitar is his baby, Scarlett.