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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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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."

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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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What's the Big Frigin' Difference?!


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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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16.

Ray    

Regarding the haters on Pia, two words: Jennifer Hudson. You will all see once she puts out her new album.

1227 days ago
17.

Ozzie    

I totally agree with Cathy, I can't stand to watch Scotty sing! TMZ you got it right with Lauren, but unfortunately wrong with Scotty.... Lauren has a great sounding voice.

1227 days ago
18.

Pat    

How come no one has commented on Scotty's amazing resemblance to Alfred E. Neuman of Mad Magazine?

1227 days ago
19.

Mark    

As for Pia -- Yes, she has a great singing voice, but the fact of the matter is that she has not shown that she can put on a show -- perform! She has been singing ballads to hide the fact that she can't "command the stage". She looked scared, insecure, and "out of place" when she performed the Tina Turner song. Please, Tina Turner OWNED the stage, and the auditorium, as well as seats #8, #210, and the exit doors. Pia barely "owned" the floor she was standing on. Great voice, yes. Great performer -- not that she has demonstrated. The next Carrie Underwood? Whatever! Carrie can perform -- Carrie can own the stage. Carrie has passion, charisma, energy, and puts on an exciting show. Pia can only stand in front of a microphone with the lights dim -- if she wants to be a successful performer than she is going to need to learn to feel comfortable and natural performing. Duh! Cute girl, nice voice, little seen ability to own the stage and put on a show. Maybe she shouldn't have picked a Tina Turner song -- from zero to 60 in 5 seconds! Tina is as far from "lackluster" as you can get. What an extreme. If Pia could perform like Tina -- she should win, but she can't (or at least has not shown she can).

1227 days ago
20.

bobby    

bottom line is the only reason pia got low votes is because shes so talented and fabulous america figured she would get millions of votes without them voting for her.
just shows if you have a favorite better vote!
i hope pia fans realize she will be a super star in spite of idol.. just wait and see....

1227 days ago
21.

paul gauber    

Yea, Yea, Yea, Producers will say anything to save their jobs. Look Pia is not the only reason I tuned in, but she was a major contestant in this years Idol. I cant bring myself to watch again, regardless of the BS being fed to me. The show has a major flaw, it fails to protect it's premier contestants, the contestants people tune in to see. I'm not tuning in for Paul, Hailey, Stefano, or some of the others. Now Pia, I would tune in to hear. The producers messed up and it will become evident when the votes are tallied this week. Create a fail proof that protects the two best contestants each week, we will call them eh say, the judges choices. You cant be a judge if you just sit on the side lines and only give an opinion, Randy, Steven, Jennifer should still have valued input. Yes I am available for a job as a producer, call me.

1227 days ago
22.

a-hole    

James, Casey and Jacob are always near the top because the judges favor and gush over them every week. Sad thing is that all 3 of them are not good singers or performers at all. They all scream and screech and think that is singing.

1227 days ago
23.

Jacquelyn McClaud    

I beg to differ! Pia, IMO, did not have any talent! I was not feeling her and the only reason she was up there....her looks! AI is not like it use to be and they need real, real people who has the ear for music. Randy, Jennifer and Steve have the talent but their ear for it(music) is lacking. I heard some awesome talent during the tryouts and I a cita pet coulda did better.

1227 days ago
24.

dayhold    

What a joke. Scotty and Lauren are the 2 worst remaining AI contestants. If this is the actual standings then I am going to stop watching AI and never watch again. I may tape and if one of them wins I can delete and never watch. My dog sings better than Scotty and looks a lot better. As for Lauren, she sings like she is doing a duet with my dog.

1227 days ago
25.

dayhold    

What a joke. Scotty and Lauren are the 2 worst remaining AI contestants. If this is the actual standings then I am going to stop watching AI and never watch again. I may tape and if one of them wins I can delete and never watch. My dog sings better than Scotty and looks a lot better. As for Lauren, she sings like my dog is doing her.

1227 days ago
26.

mike    

Sorry.. pia was the best singer..Scotty, the weakest but maybe the most different. Scotty can't come close to singing with the rest of them but it's a popularity contest not a singing competition right?

1227 days ago
27.

Donna    

James has my vote!

1227 days ago
28.

Steve    

You can't say Pia wouldn't have won. No one can read that crystal ball acurrately. Haley was in the bttm 3 twice, now on a rise. Fantasia was in the bottom three I think at least twice, Melinda Doolittle was the one from the beginning to win...and it goes on and on. AI changes each week whos on top,,, watch Scotty or Lauren Have a bad song choice or nite,, and easily could put them in the bottom . The whole show is Schizophrenic , only as good as last song...So Pia could have easily pulled it off if the masses of supporters had voted each week.

1227 days ago
29.

Lori    

Scotty and Lauren should not be the top two. With the amount of talent in that top ten, I knew Pia was not going to win, but those two are not the best.

1227 days ago
30.

Linda    

I've been voting online. Its so easy! Don't those votes count too? I am surprised to hear that Lauren has more votes than James. He is my favorite! He can do anything and is such a sympathetic person. Scotty will get a record deal regardless of the outcome--he's cute and he's country. Casey is the most talented musically, but not interesting enough to be a superstar. My vote goes to James!

1227 days ago
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