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Scott Cooke "Scotty" McCreery (born October 9, 1993) was a contestant in Season 10 of American Idol.

For more about his life, see Scotty McCreery/Personal.


Scotty auditioned in Milwaukee. He sang "Your Man" by Josh Turner and "Put Some Drive in Your Country" by Travis Tritt. All three judges voted "yes", sending him to the next round.

Hollywood Round[]

Scotty was shown in the first part of Hollywood Round in the same Group of Ten as Jerome Bell, again singing "Your Man" by Josh Turner. He was shown in a group called "The Guaps" along with Clint Jun Gamboa, Frances Coontz, and Monique De Los Santos singing "Get Ready" by The Temptations. He was shown in the third part of Hollywood Week singing "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack. He was placed in Deliberation Room 4, along with Thia Megia, Naima Adedapo, Carson Higgins, Julie Zorrilla, Jovany Barreto, and Rachel Zevita. Everyone in his room advanced.

Las Vegas Round[]

In Las Vegas, he sang "Hello Goodbye" with Denise Jackson and Lauren Alaina. Afterwards, he advanced along with Thia Megia, Jordan Dorsey, Ashthon Jones, Robbie Rosen, and Lauren Alaina.

Back in Hollywood, he sang "Long Black Train" by Josh Turner. At the final deliberation, the judges told him that he made the Top 24.

Top 24[]

Scotty sang "Letters from Home" by John Michael Montgomery. He was placed in the Top 5 for the boys for that week, making him a Top 13 finalist.

Top 13[]

Top 12[]

Top 11[]

Top 10[]

Top 9[]

Top 8[]

Top 7[]

Top 6[]

Top 5[]

Top 4[]

Top 3[]

Season 10 Finale[]

Season 18[]

Scotty appeared in the Finale of Season 18.


Week # Theme Song Choice Original Artist Order # Result
Audition Auditioner's Choice "Your Man"

"Put Some Drive in your Country"

Josh Turner

Travis Tritt

N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 1 First Solo "Your Man" Josh Turner N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 2 Group Performance "Get Ready" The Temptations N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 3 Second Solo "I Hope You Dance" Lee Ann Womack N/A Advanced
Las Vegas Round Songs of The Beatles

Group Performance

"Hello, Goodbye" The Beatles N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round Final Final Solo "Long Black Train" Josh Turner N/A Advanced
Top 24 (12 Men) Personal Choice "Letters from Home" John Michael Montgomery 8 Advanced
Top 13 Your Personal Idol "The River" Garth Brooks 12 Safe
Top 12 Year You Were Born "Can I Trust You with My Heart" Travis Tritt 8 Safe
Top 11 Motown "For Once in My Life" Stevie Wonder 7 Safe
Top 111 Elton John "Country Comfort" Elton John 1 Safe
Top 9 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame "That's All Right" Arthur Crudup 6 Safe
Top 8 Songs from the Movies "I Cross My Heart" — Pure Country George Strait 4 Safe
Top 7 Songs From 21st Century "Swingin" John Anderson 1 Safe
Top 6 Carole King Solo: "You've Got a Friend" Carole King 4 Safe
Duet: "Up on the Roof" with Lauren Alaina The Drifters 6 Safe
Top 5 Songs from Now and Then "Gone" Montgomery Gentry 4 Safe
"Always on My Mind" Brenda Lee 9 Safe
Top 4 Songs That Inspire "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" Alan Jackson 3 Safe
Leiber and Stoller Songbook "Young Blood" The Coasters 7 Safe
Top 3 Contestant's Choice "Amazed" Lonestar 1 Safe
Jimmy Lovine's Choice "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not" Thompson Square 4 Safe
Judges' Choice "She Believes in Me" Kenny Rodgers 7 Safe
Finale Favorite Performance "Gone" Montgomery Gentry 1 Winner
George Strait's Choice "Check Yes or No" George Strait 3 Winner
Coronation Song "I Love You This Big" Scotty McCreery 5 Winner


Season 10
Scotty McCreery · Lauren Alaina · Haley Reinhart · James Durbin  · Jacob Lusk · Casey Abrams · Stefano Langone · Paul McDonald · Pia Toscano · Naima Adedapo · Thia Megia · Karen Rodriguez · Ashthon Jones
Jovany Barreto · Kendra Chantelle · Robbie Rosen · Jordan Dorsey · Clint Jun Gamboa · Tim Halperin · Brett Loewenstern · Lauren Turner · Ta-Tynisa Wilson · Rachel Zevita · Julie Zorrilla