Lauren Alaina – Teen Triumphs on American Idol 2011
Youth has been served this season on American Idol and nobody is a better representative of that than Lauren Alaina. When you hear her sing and see her on stage it is hard to remember that she is just 16-years-old. She can’t even vote and she has a voice like that! Her mix of youthful exuberance and mature voice has made her a fan favorite and in my mind makes her the favorite to win American Idol.
Lauren Alaina is a southern girl and while she loves country music, let’s not forget that during the audition phase she sang an Aerosmith song with Steven Tyler. You might say she is a country singer with a rocker’s heart and I think that sensibility really endures her to many of the fans.
While Lauren has had a few rough weeks including an odd couple of weeks that involved Miley Cyrus, she seems to never have been in much real danger of going home at any time in the competition. If I were to lay odds I would give Lauren the best odds of making it to the final and winning American Idol.
When Lauren Alaina takes the stage tonight she is just three good songs away from making it to the finals where anything can happen. Jennifer Lopez did her a solid by picking “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack as her judge’s choice song. So long as she picks a good song and Jimmy Iovine doesn’t throw her for a loop I see no reason that Lauren Alaina won’t be in the final of American Idol next week.
Tune in tonight at 8PM on Fox to see Lauren Alaina, Scotty and Haley battle it out to see who makes it to the finals of American Idol.
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