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Scotty McCreery was definitely all right, mama, with a fun, spirited performance of an Arthur Crudup-penned Elvis Presley hit on American Idol Wednesday night.

He may still be a step below James Durbin among the guys on the show, but he's clearly getting more comfortable on stage, and this effort felt pretty natural.

"This is like a new Scotty! We've never seen this side! Scotty is in it to win it!" Randy said, and while he'd say that no matter what, Scotty was pretty good.

Watch him perform "That's All Right, Mama" and see if you agree:

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Was there any doubt Scotty McCreery would take on "Country Comfort" last night?

As the young artist himself said, it's Elton John's only country single, and he's an aspiring country singer, after all.

Randy loves the performance, which includes a shout-out to Scotty's grandmother, but a similar dilemma faces McCreery that faces Thia Megia: will he need to mix up his song choices if he hopes to go all the way? Or is natural, impressive talent all one needs, even if such talent is only ever presented within the same genre?

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Scotty McCreery may sound like a natural born country singer, but we learned last night from where this 17-year old's deep voice actually comes:

He grew up impersonating Elvis.

"Kids thought I was weird," Scotty said in his introductory video, prior to performing his second Travis Tritt track of the competition, the 1993 hit "Can I Trust You With My Heart."

Hitting a high note to close the rendition, McCreery took the judges by surprise, as Jennifer Lopez exclaimed: "You pushed it up! That made me go, 'What?!'"

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American Idol judges ask contestants this question every season: What kind of artist do you want to be?

This year, no finalist has an easier answer than Scotty McCreery. The 17-year old from North Carolina has a country sound and doesn't shy away from it. Case in point: last night's cover of the Garth Brooks' single "The River."

Randy Jackson applauded Scotty for remaining true to who he is, saying "if it ain't broke, don't even think about fixing it," while Jennifer Lopez gushed that McCreery us "taking us all on the ride." Where will it go from here? Watch Scotty's latest performance and try to gauge his prospects:

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It's still early to make any bold predictions, but this much is safe to say: Jacob Lusk must be considered one of the favorite to capture this season's American Idol crown.

The soulful singer from Compton, California possesses a vocal range that is only matched by the incredible emotion he squeezes out of every performance. Definitely someone to watch, starting with this Tuesday's all-male audition night.

Solid Scott

But Scott McCreery might have something to say about Lusk's march to the title. The 17-year old North Carolina resident is one of the only true country singers in the competition. Think he has a chance to go all the way?

Which of these hopefuls has the best chance to win it all?

And the Winner is?

Jacob Lusk and Scott McCreery are both quite talented. But you must decide: which will go farther on season 10 of American Idol? View Poll »

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Scotty McCreery added his own unique stylings to Lee Ann Woman's "I Hope You Dance" last night.

No, we aren't talking about this American Idol hopeful's baritone of a voice. We're referring to the made-up verses he uttered as the country singer forgot the lyrics on stage.

Nuts of wonder? Zoo zoo talk??? Perhaps the judges passed Scotty on to the round of 60 jut for making them laugh. Or because he wasn't alone. Ta-Tynisa Wilson messed up the same song. Watch both on action below and don't feel too badly for them: McCreery and Wilson both advanced.

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