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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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31.

Kim    

This is NOT true. Lauren and her family go to the same church that we do. If it was true then her mom would have already called our Pastor for us to be praying. There has not been any calls!

1217 days ago
32.

bailey    

break of a lifetime for haley? haha yeah, in her dreams. lol scotty is gonna win this anyways. both scotty & lauren regardless of who wins are gonna make it big. hayley is gonna struggle with that terrible growling voice that she has. i would not wanna blast that terrible voice in my car. hayley just sucks. im glad she got kicked off.

1217 days ago
33.

Hairyelf    

Whether it's Lauren or Haley, they should postpone until tomorrow night at least. If Haley is moved up to the final, it wouldn't be fair to only give her a few hours practice, when Scotty has had a week. She would at least deserve a day.

1217 days ago
34.

JustaGuy    

Haley could out sing both of these remaining dweebs even if she had half of her vocal cords removed. FACT.


Go Haley Go!!!

1217 days ago
35.

what a beautiful day     

James should of won. But my vote now is for Scotty. He is a better singer than Lauren.

1217 days ago
36.

No comment    

Haley is suppose to be there anyway because its the finale. They always have those stupid group performances, so she is there or in the hotel. Maybe the are trying to get the sympathy vote for Lauren.

1217 days ago
37.

LucyCK    

People really believe that? LOL I love Nigel feeding stupid fake drama to TMZ. No, thank you, I won't watch the finale. I just don't care. lol I even tried watching the beggining of this season, since Steven Tyler was pretty interesting during auditions, but then even the dude got dull and I couldn't keep with all this boring karaoke.

And if this type of BS happens on SYTYCD again I'll just stop watching too. Like I stopped when Billy was eliminated last season.

1217 days ago
38.

Cali    

No please tell me this isn't true? Lauren needs to WIN this!!!

1217 days ago
39.

Terminator2366    

and the controversy begins -- if she drops out haley wouldnt / shouldnt be allowed to be reinstated because she just fb that she signed a deal with interscope records so since she signed a recording contract and i like haley not dogging her but does that mean james would be / should reinstated ?

1217 days ago
40.

..EW..    

Haley screams like a dog! She got kicked out, how come would they get her back? The audience don't want her!

1217 days ago
41.

LucyCK    

Jesus. People REALLY believe every gossip they read/watch on tv nowadays indeed. It's all kinds of disturbing.

1217 days ago
42.

leo    

It sounds like a ploy by the producers who fear the ratings are going to be low for the country jamboree version of Idol. Start the rumor that Haley will be singing instead and those people who said they would not watch will tune in to see if it is true.

1217 days ago
43.

Kay    

No wonder Haley was so calm when she was kicked off!!! This has been a set up Haley Sucks!!!

1217 days ago
44.

Oso_jo_ro    

Haley already win tho! she always outsing them.

P.S: Haley got 25 million votes last week, Lauren got 26 Scotty got 45.
Country people got nothing better than voting I see.

1217 days ago
45.

Cali    

No No No Haley! Please don't let her come back and poison my ears with her Screaming!!!!

1217 days ago
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