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Lauren Alaina was scarily close to missing out on her dream tonight.
The American Idol finalist suffered through a vocal chord sprain – akin to a sprained ankle, according to a physician – during rehearsals this afternoon. It was so bad that Haley Reinhart was nearly called in to replace Lauren on the finale.
But a doctor appeared on stage at the outset of the program and told viewers he gave Alaina some medicine because she “blew out” her voice and he thinks she’ll “do great.”
“I’m here, I’m ready to sing. I’m fine, don’t worry about it,” Lauren said, hoarsely, on stage.
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Lauren Alaina was nervous about going for a high note last night.
Interestingly, what she felt were the toughest parts of “Where You Lead (I Will Follow)” – a Carole King classic that later became the Gilmore Girls theme – were actually where she was at her best. Maybe she needs to give herself more credit.
She sounded great when she sang in harmony with her backing vocalists, too. Watch and listen to her performance here and see what you think:
Think she’ll survive another week? It looks good for her. Meanwhile, Lauren joined ScottyMore >
Lauren Alaina selected Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb” on American Idol because “it’s about a young girl struggling to reach her dreams.” Will Lauren reach hers?
The inspirational hit song’s top notes are slightly outside the best part of this aspiring singer’s range, but she does a commendable job of it live, overall.
The judges liked it and so, we’re guessing, will voters. In fact, before she even got out there, Jimmy Iovine called her a “much better singer” than Miles.
Do you agree? Compare it with Miley Cyrus‘ version below and vote:More >
Lauren Alaina tackled an iconic Elton John single last night, the track this singer wrote in honor of Princess Diana.
It was a challenge for the American Idol finalist, but one that may have turned her into a season 10 contender.
Giving the ballad a unique sound via her country twang, Alaina earned overflowing praise from the judges. Randy referred to the cover as “sensitive,” while Steven said it was perfect and J. Lo gushed: “You were gorgeous… That was it, baby. That was amazing.”
Do we have a new front runner?
Before American Idol picked up and took its show to Las Vegas – where contestants will be challenged by The Beatles next week – the show narrowed its numbers of contestants from 100 to 60.
Which hopefuls separated themselves from the pack, at least for one week?
Below, we’ve posted videos of such impressive talents as Lauren Alaina, Chris Medina, Thia Megia, Colton Dixon, Robbie Rosen and Brett Loewenstern. Sit back, give each one a listen and choose an early favorite…More >
It’s only been two weeks.
But it’s entirely possible that viewers have already been introduced to the 10th American Idol. Might he/she be one of the early favorites listed here?
Travis Orlando: Bronx native, lived in a shelter for years. (AUDITION)Paris Tassin: Mother to a special needs child. (AUDITION)Chris Medina: Cares for brain-damaged fiancee, following her tragic car accident. (AUDITION)Adrienne Beasley: From Kentucky, adopted daughter of two farmers. (AUDITION)Lauren Alaina: 15-year old Georgia resident, has sung at fundraisers for her ill cousin. (AUDITION)
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What do you get when you cross an emotional backstory with a cute personality and an incredible singing voice?
Lauren Alaina, a 15-year old from Georgia who auditioned for American Idol in Nashville and immediately told the judges that she was inspired by her cousin Holly, a brain tumor victim for whom Alaina had organized a number of fundraisers.
As was the case with Chris Medina, was this final audition of the night planned to manipulate the audience? Of course. But that didn’t make Lauren’s voice any less beautiful or her story any less true. She sang both a Faith Hill single and anMore >