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Scotty McCreery Keeps It ‘Pure Country’ With ‘Cross My Heart’ on ‘American Idol’

Scotty McCreery
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For his song from the movies, ‘American Idol‘ hopeful Scotty McCreery sang George Strait’s ‘Cross My Heart’ from the 1992 flick, ‘Pure Country.’ Originally, McCreery was planning on singing Harry Nilsson’s ‘Everybody’s Talkin’,’ but he changed his mind and decided to stick with his country roots.

McCreery’s emotional and stirring performance was all country, from his twangy, deep country vocals, to his leather jacket and cowboy boots, to the pedal guitarist accompanying his vocals. McCreery sat on a stool in a lone spotlight while singing the song beautifully, doing the country king proud.

The crowd was in uproars after McCreery sang, and the judges were, yet again, amazed by McCreery’s performance. Steven Tyler says, “Scotty, I just love your voice, man. I think all of America’s fallen in love with your voice too as you’re gonna find out by the votes tonight.” Jennifer Lopez continues the praises, saying, “All I really wanna say is, ‘Wow.'” Randy Jackson closed the panel by exclaiming, “America! Look at the guy right here. A star is born on this stage.”

From the judge’s critiques, the massive amounts of applause and cheers from the audience, and the fact that McCreery never ceases to amaze leave us thinking that we will be seeing more from in future ‘Idol’ episodes.

Watch Scotty McCreery Perform ‘Cross My Heart’ on ‘American Idol’

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