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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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16.

soothsayer    

...bring back Il Volo...only real talent I've seen on AI, including guest performances...

1156 days ago
17.

shawn.birkholz    

IMHO Haley would get slaughtered by Scotty. It has been rumored from someone in the know that she only received 25 million of the 95 million votes leaving the other 70 million for Scotty and Lauren last week. If Lauren can't sing and is replaced by Haley all the country fans would probably end up voting for Scotty. If the voting goes like it did last week ... anyone can do the math. She would be slaughtered. AI would be better to delay the final for a week or two and let Lauren go up against Scotty. That way it would be more exciting.

1156 days ago
18.

shelley    

they should reschedule the show for tomorrow night like it has been all season an give her a days rest for her voice..Haley was voted off..she should stay off

1156 days ago
19.

Oso_jo_ro    

lol EPIC FAIL again, TMZ you should at least say it's a rumor not "Exclusive"!
they just posted a pic of Lauren getting ready, and just Twetted that it's Make it or break it for LAUREN and Scotty.

1156 days ago
20.

chimein    

If she can't go on the SCOTTY WINS!!!!!! They should not bring Hailey back no way! They will probably bring James back since they all had hardons for his fake butt! I call BS Scotty should just win!

1156 days ago
21.

mada    

fail. They're tweeting pictures of the 3 and they're fine. What a load of...

1156 days ago
22.

NatTxn    

Slaughtered?! Really?! If Haley got 25 million votes, leaving 70 million votes between Scotty and Lauren, that's approximately 35 million votes for each. Comparing 25 million to 35 million is hardly a slaughter.

While I hope Lauren's voice recovers, Haley has the best voice of all of them. It wouldn't be so bad if Haley competed tonight.

1156 days ago
23.

Wandy    

NOOOOOOOO!!! SO NOT FAIR FOR LAUREN, SHE HAS COME A VERY LONG WAY TO JUST BE DROPPED!! I DON'T WANT SCOTTY TO WIN..COME ON NOT HALEY!!! GET JAMES.. =)))

1156 days ago
24.

JustaGuy    

please please please!!!! let this happen!! Haley!! Haley!!!

1156 days ago
25.

coolcat75    

THREE WORDS: YOU ARE LYING!!!

The producers aren't looking 4 haley! Haley didn't even rehearse anything! Why would they get her to perform 3 songs when she has less than an hour to think of a song, record it, perform it!?!?!

Jeez, think before you post garbage.

1156 days ago
26.

GLAMBERT-JO    

Well what a shame. NOT.

Who wanted a snooze fest of country final anyway.

I hope Haley get's the chance she deserved!

1156 days ago
27.

sandra    

this is a bunch of crap! how could they do this and get away with it? They should post pone the show a day or two! Lauren earned her spot and her fans are going to be ticked off!

1156 days ago
28.

Laura    

Seriously...are we going to have to hear Haley sing Bennie and the Jets again. Awful. Just awful.

1156 days ago
29.

Charlie    

Please Lauren lip sing since you recorded please you are my hero and I was counting on you you are amazing and you can't do this please!

1156 days ago
30.

Physical Graffiti    

If that happens I will vote for Scotty until I can no longer feel my fingers!

1156 days ago
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