Scotty McCreery went the ballad route on tonight's episode of 'American Idol,' singing Lonestar's 'Amazed,' a sweet song that plays to every single one of the country crooner's strengths.

It's amazing to see how far McCreery has come. It feels like just yesterday he was the guy who got himself into the competition by singing "Baby, lock the door and turn the lights down low" from Josh Turner's 'Your Man' -- twice -- which led us to believe he was a one-note singer, drifting a little to close to being a caricature.

My, my, my, how far Scotty McCreery has come. "Did I hear you get angry when you kicked that song into the middle of next week!?" asked Steven Tyler.

Jennifer Lopez praised McCreery's growth and usage of vibrato, saying, "I remember when I asked you to use your vibrato at the end of your notes. Now, it's natural and you've grown so much as a performer. I am sure there was a million girls out there wishing you were singing that song to them!" That's right -- Scotty makes the ladies swoon.

Randy Jackson's comments were about punctuation and cash. He declared, "You know who you are and what your lane is. You put a period at the end of that. That's money."

Watch Scotty McCreery Sing 'Amazed' on 'American Idol'