While I'd expected a more romantic, literal video for this puppy-love ballad, with Scotty serenading a lucky young Southern belle instead of a backyard full of regular folk, in defense of the "I Love You This Big" vid, it's completely age-appropriate, as well as Scotty-appropriate. He is only 17 years old, after all, and while he may have made his first mark on "Idol" singing a sexy song about locking doors and lowering lights, he is quite an innocent (as his cross-kissing reaction to Lady Gaga's scandalous "Idol" mentorship clearly proved).
Though this video may be awkward in parts (Scotty has kicked the bad microphone-handling habits that irked Gaga so much, but he still needs to work on his lip-synching a bit), it'd probably be more awkward if he was forced to get all lovey-dovey with some random actress hired to play his girlfriend. Instead, all the (very PG) love scenes are acted out by pro thespians, presumably ones who are over 18.
So, what do you think of Scotty's first video? Do you love it this big? Watch it below:
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