'American Idol' video: Lauren Alaina's performances benefit from vocal rest


"American Idol" finalist Lauren Alaina injured her vocal cords during rehearsals for tonight's last performance show -- reportedly, she was struggling so much that producers made sure second runner-up Haley Reinhart was on hand to jump in just in case. Luckily, the "Idol" doctor gave Lauren plenty of medicine and put her on vocal rest, and she managed to make it to the stage for her last chance at the "Idol" Season 10 crown. She opted to perform second, and was able to choose her favorite song from the season as her first song of the night. She went for Carrie Underwood's "Flat On the Floor."For the second round, Underwood actually got to choose the song for Lauren. She went with country favorite Pam Tillis' "Maybe It Was Memphis." Lauren - dressed as sparkly as can be - impressed J. Lo with the song. She said that Lauren sounded "strong and clear and beautiful."In the...



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