After a slight technical difficulty, “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery kicked off the 2011 World Series with a beautiful rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner. It’s a hard song to sing even for the best singers, so we were a bit nervous for him – big song, big stage – but he ended up doing a wonderful job.

McCreery currently has the no. 1 album on iTunes. His “Clear as Day” debut album was released back on Oct. 4 and so far has garnered positive critiques, within the country vein. If that’s your thing, it’s a solid album.

The World Series kicked off its best-of-7 series Wednesday night (Oct. 19) between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers. We’ve got our Cardinals winning in 7 – what do you have?