In the comments to yesterday’s post, I mentioned that it’s probably worthwhile–even if you’re not a fan of American Idol–to seek out some of the highlights from the show. If you don’t watch, however, you would have no idea what those highlights are. So with that said, if I’m feeling inspired enough, I’ll just post up some of the noteworthy performances.

The following video is from last night’s results show, and it features a country duet of “I Told You So” performed by Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina. I don’t know the song in its original form, since I don’t tend to listen to country music, but this rendition is actually fairly beautiful.

I’ve always liked this Scotty kid. From a purely technical perspective, he’s the best of the “pure country” type contestants American Idol has had, but what my wife and I love about him is that he can also summon this sort of very tender quality when he needs to. But both of these artists, to be sure, shined last night, and it’s really almost difficult to believe that they’re 17 and 16 years old, respectively.