After a slight technical difficulty, “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery kicked off the 2011 World Series with a beautiful rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner. It’s a hard song to sing even for the best singers, so we were a bit nervous for him – big song, big stage – but he ended up doing a wonderful job.

McCreery currently has the no. 1 album on iTunes. His “Clear as Day” debut album was released back on Oct. 4 and so far has garnered positive critiques, within the country vein. If that’s your thing, it’s a solid album.

The World Series kicked off its best-of-7 series Wednesday night (Oct. 19) between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers. We’ve got our Cardinals winning in 7 – what do you have?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."