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American Idol’s Lauren Alaina Comments on Her Vocal Problems

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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4 Responses to “American Idol’s Lauren Alaina Comments on Her Vocal Problems”

  1. Annie Says:
    May 25th, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    I would have been so upset if Haley was brought forward to replace Lauren. Thank God that Lauren was able to go on stage and perform. She is my American Idol. Hope she wins it all !!

  2. Sherry Says:
    May 25th, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Heck no it would not be fair if they had replaced her with HALEY….. The public did not VOTE for her… They voted for Lauren!!!

  3. Jane Says:
    May 25th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I don’t think it should have been mentioned at all
    and I think it’s phony….It was done to make people feel sorry for her….. my opinion…I think Haley should be there instead of Lauren….
    so, I hope Scottie wins it all. the judges were pushing for Lauren, they want a girl to win this year.

  4. kathy Says:
    May 25th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    im so glad scottie won it .haley sounded like she was born and raised on a farm with the screaming and hollowing she did when she sanng .also she was a smart ass .james was so much better than her .he should a have been in the finals .haley sounded like a wolf calling it;s mate .but james was just wonderful .really adam lambert was the best they have had on idol in ages

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