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Tornadoes Jeopardize Lauren Alaina's 'Idol' Votes

4/28/2011 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lauren Alaina fans are in an uproar -- worried she might get cut from "American Idol" tonight ... because of the deadly tornadoes that ripped through the South last night.

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Lauren's hometown of Rossville, Georgia -- population 3,500 -- was devastated by the twisters ... leaving most homes without power, land lines, or mobile phone service.

Now Lauren's friends and family tell TMZ they're concerned because Lauren's main supporters couldn't see the show and weren't able to vote.

One friend said, "It would be a travesty if she was taken off the show because of an Act of God" -- and another added, "I do believe the weather should be taken into consideration when it comes to the voting."

One friend who was outside the damage zone tells us she voted more than usual for Lauren ... and made online appeals for others to do the same.

Will it be enough to get Lauren into the top 5?


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31.

FruitSalad    

when did Tara Reid go on ai ?

1212 days ago
32.

dd    

Oh Please!

1212 days ago
33.

digdaddy    

I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD BE SAFE THIS WEEK DUE TO THE TRADGEDY. I ALSO THINK IDOL SHOULD WANT TO HELP OUR OWN IN THIS COUNTRY. I AM VERY TICKED OFF. THEY HAVE PEOPLE ASKING US TO HELP JAPAN. WHAT ABOUT OUR OWN BACKYARD.THE STORMS WERE VERY BAD AND LOTS OF LIVES LOST BUT NOT A WORD ASKING FOR HELP. HERE IN EAST TENNESSEE WE HAVE LOST LIVES BROTHERS, SISTERS, MOM,DADS,GRANDPARENTS,FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS. AND YET NOT A WORK TO HELP ANYONE HERE IN THE GREAT U.S.A OUT

1212 days ago
34.

peoplearesilly    

Not everything in life can be controlled and mother nature is one for sure that can't be controlled. It is what it is. Get over it. Everything happens for a reason, There are bigger worries than American Idol votes -- like the people that died there and the destruction they have to deal with. Stupid story and insulting really that people are even concerned about this instead of what really matters in this world.

1212 days ago
35.

lame    

"An act of God" IS STILL AN ACT OF GOD.... NOT MEANT if that is the case. Get over it. She is not the Idol winner.

1212 days ago
36.

picasso007    

Oh come on man....No excuses...it didn't just happen in her hometown....it also affected other voters voting for other contestants. So it's not about her.

1212 days ago
37.

digdaddy    

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK IDOL FOR NOT HELPING OUR OWN. WITH ALL THE TORONADOS IN THE SOUTH NOT A ONE OF YOU ON YOUR SHOW ARE DOING A THING TO HELP FELLOW AMERICANS, YET YOU WERE RIGHT THERE TO HELP JAPAN. WE LOST BROTHERS, SISTERS, MOMS, DADS, FRIENDS, AND NEIGHBORS ALL AMERICANS AND NOTHING WAS SAID. NO RED CROSS NUMBERS TO OFFER HELP FOR OUR OWN. I GUESS IT'S ABOUT TIME TO STOP SUPPORTING THIS SHOW. I WILL STILL VOTE FOR LAUREN BECAUSE SHE'S FROM THE SOUTH WHERE WE CARE ABOUT OUR NEIGHBORS. WE ARE HOPING IT WORKS OUT. GOD BLESS

1212 days ago
38.

HarryPalms    

Yeah, "F" human life... what about her votes?
What's wrong with you????

1212 days ago
39.

janja    

people are dead, people have lost everything and your printing a story about a stupid vote!

1212 days ago
40.

riggie    

SPOILER ALERT:

Well folks, Lauren is safe. Casey got the boot. So there ya go.

1212 days ago
41.

p51d007    

Crap like this explains how the USA ended up in the shape it is in. They care more about this BS, than what the real idiots in DC are doing to our country.

1212 days ago
42.

Street Smart    

ah man really?
ah man I don't care.

1212 days ago
43.

Wendi    

I could not agree more. Hundreds of people are dying and more lives are devastated and this little girl with marginal talent at best is worried about people voting for her? She will be singing on cruise ****s (typo and i'm keeping it) a year from now. How dare this little bitch?

1212 days ago
44.

writenow    

A travesty? Those Georgia crackers are bonkers too. Tell them to get their priorities straight. If they can find their trailers to begin with.

1212 days ago
45.

Muppet    

OMG will people read the story!!!! Lauren is NOT the one that's worried about votes!! It's some dumb fan that made the comment!!! She's probably just as worried about the people affected by the tornados as everyone else is!! She may even have family that suffered from the storms, so stop putting this on her!!! Learn to read!!!!

1212 days ago
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