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Two 'American Idol' Contestants Are Frontrunners

4/12/2011 9:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Two "American Idol" contestants have consistently placed at the top of the voting heap, and our  "A.I." spies say -- as of now -- it looks like one of them will get the crown.

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Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina have been the top vote getters ... so we're told.  And, we're told James Durbin is consistently scoring in the top three.  Two other contestants have also fared well in the voting -- Jacob Lusk and Casey Abrams.

As for Pia Toscano ... our sources say -- based on the voting -- she never stood a chance of winning.  Pia placed in the murky middle until she was booted off.

But don't feel too bad for Pia -- We're told it's a "certainty" she will sign a deal with Interscope Records.

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We decided to take a look back at some of the other classic supermodels over the years -- Cindy, Naomi, Twiggy, Janice and more ... see if you faves still have what it takes the hit the catwalk!


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Rachel says her 25-year-old BF Matt Hahn is,  "The best thing that's happened to me in as long as I can remember."

Apparently, she's having trouble remembering the time she got a $10 million check from Señor Woods.


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Cue the Whitney Houston song...


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It's no surprise the couple -- who met filming the first movie -- looked happy together, as the two have been nothing but complimentary of each other lately in the press. David told Ryan Seacrest just yesterday that he still considers Cox his "best friend."


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Check out whose famous faces have been turned upside down and given a whole new look on life!

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Amanda Seyfried's got some strange differences going on in this picture -- can you see 'em?

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**HINT -- There are THREE differences in the above photograph!**

Guess the Grampy!


They are bald and beautiful and that's why we love 'em -- can you guess which stars were pictured with their gorgeous grandpa?!

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1.

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1292 days ago
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jimJ    

pia is a opportunist now she is with the dancing with the stars pro the way she talked like she is very materialistic glad she is gone

1292 days ago
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kathryn    

Lauren, no way... she's just okay but I just can't see her winning...Scotty is a good choice and maybe James but none of the others even come close...Pia was great and several others should have been booted off long before her. All of the contestants are really good and wish I had a voice like some of them and could sing. Takes a lot to get up their, poor your heart and soul out and then to get booted off is so traumatic...just the way the show keeps them in suspense every week must be racking their nerves.

1292 days ago
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guy    

Pia of American idol can sing and she looks hot. But if Simon was still a judge, he would say she sings like "karaoke". Watching her sing, it was hard to see who she really is as an artist - more like a wannabe Celine, Mariah, etc? Come on, she has a voice but she need to develop her own style, be more confident, put on a show for the viewers - like the other contestants are doing.

1292 days ago
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Barb    

Pia is so boring and I don't see why everyone has her on their talk show. She is not the greatest and never got my vote. It is all a build up for AI and why did she get the boot 4 times before??? Because the real judges saw thru her!!!!!!!

1292 days ago
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vickie    

this article is wrong about american idol ....anyone can come from behind....It goes according to who Pia's votes will go to. Each week when someone is let go their votes will go to someone elses....I am not a big country fan so my votes will not go to scotty who sounds like 3or 4 other country singers will a low voice....I just might not vote at all....

1292 days ago
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Laurie    

NO WAY IS EITHER ONE OF THEM GETTING IT sCOTTY'S GOOD BUT HE ONLY KNOWS HOW TO DO COUNTRY. aLSO THE REASON pIA lOST IS THEIR WAS SOMETHINGWRONG WITH THOSE PHONE AND TEXT LINES. I CALLED 50
TIMES GOT A BUSY SIGNAL. SENT A TEXT AND NEVER GOT A CONFIRMATION.
AI THEY NEED TO FIX THEIR PHONE SITUATIONS. lIMIT VOTING TO 1 PP A VOTE. sO UNFAIR.

1292 days ago
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Cathy    

Scotty reminds me of Clay Akin. Can't stand to watch him.

1292 days ago
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Chuck    

Pia could have been the next Carrie Underwood.The girls that vote on Idol simply focus on the guys rather than talent and "TRUE IDOL APPEARANCE"!!

1292 days ago
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Mark    

Nice try on the promotion, but Casey has a lot of support and will likely be in the top 3 -- if not the winner. The only way to keep all 11 contestants on the tour was to use the save and the only person that made sense to save was Casey -- it was set up! For a good reason, of course -- yet, set up so they could all go on tour. Other than that, Casey has always been at the top of the vote. This article is sneaky in saying that Scotty and Lauren are the "only" 2 --- ok, but that's because of Casey's "arranged" elimination -- when in reality, Casey has always been at the top 3 (and usually 1 or 2). Bottom line: Casey is the most talented of all of them (not to say that the others are not very talented too). Scotty and Lauren are great too, but I don't think Lauren will have enough votes, and Scotty will get a country recording contract regardless of winning or not because he has a perfect voice/appearance for country music. Casey will be the American idol and go on to make some amazing music and performances.

1292 days ago
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Joe B.    

Look, hands down, anybody who REALLY knows music,and can REALLY tell when they've heard a singing voice that is one to be reckoned with, would immediately agree, that Pia is the 'geniune article' here. America voting her off of that popularity contest of a show, is exactly how it would have been taken if a singer like Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, JENIFER HUDSON,or Christina Aguilera, had been voted off of that show. YES, her voice and her ability to project it correctly when she sings, is in the same class as those singers just mentioned. And before anyone bothers to disagree with me, make sure you take a REAL listen to her depth and range AGAIN. It was truly wrong as far as keeping the most gifted singing VOICE on the show, that there was, is concerned. But as far as keeping ONLY those that got the most DIALED in or TEXT MESSAGED in votes is concerned, it was absolutely the right thing to do. Enough said. I'm done with that show for good now.

1292 days ago
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eva    

Oh pleeeeeese!!

1292 days ago
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eva    

Pia,
Forget about those hac's at Idol and check out the X Factor. Simon will love you!!

1292 days ago
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Dave    

Are you kidding me???? Pia was the only talent on that show! That country dude sucks and the other girl is a nobody. James is good, but look how well Adam turned out. Pia was the only marketable person in the group. Good luck AI! You're going to need it!

1292 days ago
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Joe B.    

pleeeeeeese what Eva? Her voice isn't as deep or as in range as those I mentioned? Really? Go listen again before you Oh pleeeese me again. (it's please BTW)

1292 days ago
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