carrie underwood scotty mccreery CMA Awards 2011: Scotty McCreery or Carrie Underwood    which 'Idol' sounded better?Reigning “American Idol” champion Scotty McCreery has a long way to go to match the career of Carrie Underwood in country music.

But at the CMA Awards on Wednesday (Nov. 9), he just may have outdone on his “Idol” predecessor in the live-performance department

Underwood and Brad Paisley, in addition to hosting the awards, also performed their hit song “Remind Me” — and we have to say, it wasn’t Underwood’s finest moment. She struggled a little bit with some of the higher notes and generally wasn’t the super-polished performer we now expect her to be.

Granted, she had a lot on her plate Wednesday, and we can probably chalk it up to being a little bobble in a hectic night. But her part of “Remind Me” sounded just a little off.

McCreery took the stage a short time later to perform “Walk in the Country” from his debut album “Clear As Day.” It’s not a super-challenging vocal, but he handled the big stage — in front of what are no doubt some of his musical idols — pretty well.

So what do you think? Which “Idol” turned in the better performance at the CMAs?

Posted by:Rick Porter