'American Idol' Finale Recap: Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina Sing for It All

Tonight, it was finally time for the battle of the country teen titans, with Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina taking to the stage to sing it out for the 'American Idol' title. Or was it? With Lauren suffering from laryngitis, there was talk of third place finisher Haley Reinhart waiting in the wings with 'House of the Rising Sun,' 'I Who Have Nothing' and 'Bennie and the Jets' locked and loaded to hit the stage, if need be.

Of course, we all knew there was nothing that could keep Lauren (or her mom) out of the 'American Idol' finale, and we were right. Ryan Seacrest addressed the situation at the top of the show, asking Lauren how she felt. "I'm here and I'm ready to sing and I'm fine," she said. Seacrest then called the resident 'Idol' doctor to the stage for a statement on Lauren's condition. "Lauren blew out one of her vocal chords (during rehearsal) so her vocal chords were really rough and sprained ... we gave her a lot of medicines and got her an emergency crew, she's gonna do great," said the doc. Read More...



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