May 25, 2011 12:30 PM by Shayla Perry
When American Idol finalist Lauren Alaina blew out a vocal cord just hours before the final night of performances on the FOX reality show, it wasn’t clear whether or not she’d be able to finish the competition. Producers even considered replacing her with Haley Reinhart. But according to Lauren, she knew all along that she’d overcome the obstacle in time to get on stage and give it her all in the fight for the title of Season 10′s American Idol.
“I knew somehow God would get me through it,” Alaina told reporters backstage after Tuesday night’s performance — via notepad.
But things didn’t look so good for the 16-year-old American Idol finalist hours earlier. Lauren was in need of medical attention after blowing out a vocal cord that same day. The injury almost caused Idol producers to replace her with Haley Reinhart, who was eliminated from the show last week, but after “a lot of medicines,” Alaina was ready to take to the stage, facing off against Scotty McCreery for the title of Season 10′s American Idol.
“I’m here. I’m ready to sing and I’m fine,” Lauren told host Ryan Seacrest at the start of the show, adding, “Don’t worry about it.”
Judge Steven Tyler also expressed that he was sure Lauren would be able to pull through for her performance, telling reporters, “She’s never had a problem with pitch. Maybe bad songs, but she’s been perfect and great. I knew she was a little hoarse, but they have steroids for that. … Tomorrow she’ll nail it.”
How will Lauren’s voice hold up tonight? Do you think her medical scare helped or hurt her chances of becoming the next American Idol? Would it have been fair for the producers to replace her with Haley Reinhart?
Let us know your thoughts below, and be sure to tune into the season finale of American Idol tonight (May 25) at 8|7c on FOX!
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