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Lauren Alaina May Drop Out of 'American Idol' Finale

5/24/2011 3:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lauren Alaina may not get her shot to be the next "American Idol" because she has lost her voice ...spies on the set tell TMZ ... and it could be the break of a lifetime for Haley Reinhart.

Lauren Alaina Voice

We're told during the rehearsal this afternoon, Lauren -- who has been losing her voice -- was supposed to sing three songs.  She got through the first, struggled through the second and was unable to perform the third.

Our spies say a doctor on the set has ordered Lauren not to sing or speak, but there is a "real possibility" she will not be able to perform on tonight's show.

0524_lauren_vid_launchWe're told if Lauren is unable to perform, producers will reinstate the third place finisher -- Haley Reinhart who will then compete against Scotty McCreery for the title.

Producers are trying to find Haley right now.


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would have been nice to bring Haley back.Will never vote for Lauren,such a cry baby. I will vote for Scotty just so Lauren doesn't win.

1211 days ago


Do you all not remember the first season and the winner Kelly Clarkson was almost at the point of losing her voice, but sucked it up and made it to win. If you can't do that for your shot at a career you have always wanted then you should not be in the finals.

1211 days ago


OLD NEWS!!!SHE WILL WIN..BUT SCOTTY IS A WINNER TOO! THERE IS NO LOSER. Scotty fills a void of new young male talent in Country Music. The young females have dominated for years. This makes Scotty a valuable asset. Congratulations to both, as both would gladly cheer the other on to victory. Country is selling to fans, as country is real storytellin' not repetition of dumbed down lyrics.

1211 days ago


There really is a God! Lauren got voted in because she's part of the core Idol voter demographic: a teen girl that lives in the Bible belt. Haley's talent blows Lauren away. Of course, Scotty's going to win no matter who the competition is. Those Christian girls just eat him up.

1211 days ago


I really wish haley could perform and compete in the final 2. But it's really not fair to lauren. She worked hard for it and came this far.

1211 days ago

Gee Ga Go    

Who cares? James was the only singer that had talent.
You'll never remember these 3 names a month from
now. I stopped watching after James was voted off.
Good luck James!!!!!!

1211 days ago


haley was awful. so glad she didn't sing tonight.

1211 days ago


BRING BACK HALEYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1211 days ago


Haley was so damned awkward. She even swayed "clumsily" while singing. She has no depth as a person or as a performer. She definitely has a lot of promise and I wouldn't be surprised if she is successful down the road, but she's really not ready for prime time now.

1211 days ago

reese echols    

give lauren her chance have her gargle some salt water and she'll be fine just dont have her sing untill an hour and a half before the fanally begains

1211 days ago


I HOPE SCOTTY WINS! I love Haley and I wish her or James could of been the bottom 2 and be there but they cant so I hope Scotty takes it to the bank!

1211 days ago

Tiphanie Roberts    

Well americans do things different, wht i'm saying is Miss Lauren Alaina should be able to perform yu guys even say dat she was in it to win it. So how do yu expect her to win if she does not perform oh plz don't even think abt bring back Halley coz dat a waste of time sry Hally. Lauren Alaina prove to all of a america dat she hve the ability to win it jus put off the show until she recover.

1211 days ago

AI Fan    

All of you sound like little cry babies. We all know Haley is the better singer.

1211 days ago


Whos is the person at TMZ that comes up with these HUGE lies about AI? TMZ has los their credibility by putting out these outlandish lies and in the process it will be TMZ's demise. Get back to reality or risk losing your audience.Lauren sang last night, she did a GREAT job and Haley was NEVER in the studio ready to go on the stage. You guys are worse then The Enquirer and the other 'trash' newspapers, printing lies and then having to print a retract. When will TMZ put out a statement telling the USA they lied AGAIN, and they are sorry for any confusion. confusion

1211 days ago


I will be watching American Idol on FOX (HD) with my Satellite!
DISH Network offers the lowest everyday pricing for digital television. I just reviewed Comcast, Mediacom, and DIRECTTV, and let me assure you there isn't a better deal out there! There are basic packages like the America's Top 120 that give you a discount on the already low monthly price of 39.99 a month. DISH has great offers in store for both existing and new customers to celebrate their 30 year anniversary, including offers for employees like me!

1211 days ago
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