May 16, 2014 03:38:54 GMT
The winner of the 10th season of the singing show gets a kiss from judge Jennifer Lopez when performing the song which appears in his latest album.
Scotty McCreery returned to "American Idol" on Thursday night, May 15. The country star, who won the tenth season of the singing competition, excited the crowd with the energetic performance of his new single titled "Feelin' It".
In the middle of the performance, judge Jennifer Lopez gave McCreery a kiss on his cheek. After finishing the song, he gave all of the judges big hugs before joining host Ryan Seacrest who later told him that Lopez left a print of her lips.
"What a blast that was! Thanks so much @AmericanIdol!" McCreery tweeted following his appearance. "I won't be washing that cheek for a whileee!"
"Feelin' It" is a track off the singer's latest album "See You Tonight" which peaked at No. 6 on Billboard 200 after it was released last year. The track was released as the second single off the record in early April.
McCreery's performance on "American Idol" came less than two weeks after he fell victim to a terrifying home invasion. He was held at gunpoint during the robbery that took place in an apartment complex near the campus of North Carolina State University, where the star is a student.