For Carole King week on “American Idol,” country crooner Scotty McCreery took on “You’ve Got a Friend” and what could have been a terribly cheesy performance actually ended up being Scotty’s best performance, in our minds.

It was tender, dynamic and he kept putting in these really lovely little runs in his lower register. We agreed with Randy Jackson that we’d like to hear Scotty hold his higher notes a little more sometimes, but overall, it was just lovely.

We would imagine his legion of teenage girl and middle-age mom fans will be going bats*** crazy to vote for Scotty. What did you think? Were you as swept up in the moment as we were?

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."