Scotty McCreery “Loves You This Big” During ‘TODAY’ Performance (VIDEO)

Scotty & Lauren Dating?
‘American Idol’ Scotty McCreery shoots down romance rumors.
Scotty Visits NYC
‘Idol’ winner Scotty McCreery lands in NYC.
American Idol winner Scotty McCreery stopped by NBC’s TODAY to sing live in Rockefeller Center. Scotty, 17, sang his single, “I Love You This Big,” while his mom looked on proudly from the audience. Fans were lined up, flashing their signs and singing along as Scotty belted out his catchy, country tune. Also in attendance was Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina, 16, who sang her single, “Like My Mother Does.”

Earlier this week, Celebuzz caught up with the pair, who said they’d love to hook up soon — for a single.

“We’ll have to focus on our careers… but I hope down the road, we’ll get to make music together,” Lauren told Celebuzz.

And although the world was hoping for an Idol romance, Scotty and Lauren are ending the dating rumors once and for all.

“We’re not dating. See what she started. This would have never been brought up, if she hadn’t laid that kiss on me,” Scotty told said, adding the kiss was pre-planned. “She told me before the show that if I won she was going to plant a big ‘ol kiss on me… I didn’t think she actually would.”

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