Jennifer Lopez has told 'American Idol' singer Scotty McCreery she is in love with him.

Scotty wowed the 'On the Floor' singer - who is a judge on the show alongside Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson - when he performed 'Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning' by Alan Jackson.

She said: "I'm in love with you. I can't help it. [I love] what you stand for. You know who you are and that is the make of someone who is meant to do this. I am glad we are here to witness it."

Aerosmith frontman Steven was also full of praise for a tearful Scotty, who is in the final of the competition alongside James Durbin, Lauren Alaina and Haley Reinhart.

He added: "I get lost in your passion. It was beautiful."

Scotty - who played guitar during his performance and was accompanied by a violinist - was asked to sing a song that inspired him and Randy was particularly pleased with his choice.

He said: "I think that is the perfect song choice in country. You are headed for super stardom, and I hope you are ready for it."