Lauren Alaina: Winner American Idol 2011?

January 28, 2011

We may have just found the winner of American Idol 2011! Lauren Alaina, who is just 15 years old, blew everyone away at her audition. For more details on the Hollywood bound contestant, with photos and the audition video, keep reading below.

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Nashville is where the show found its biggest winner ever, Carrie Underwood. As soon as the teenager started singing Faith Hill’s “Like We Never Loved at All” the judges started to think they may have found this year’s star.

Before she started singing we got a little back story on the high school student. She is inspired by her cousin who survived cancer and encouraged her to try out. I can’t believe she never thought of it before, because the next winner may be Lauren Alaina. She was the last contestant of the American Idol 2011 Nashville auditions and this is one instance where the best was saved for last. After she received three yes’s she brought her family in to meet the judges and to sing a duet with Steven Tyler.

It was awesome and I am still amazed. It is interesting though that the first year 15 year olds are allowed to compete, they find one who may be able to go all the way. She is also from the same city where 22 year old (at the time) Carrie Underwood first amazed the judges. This has some people wondering if the whole thing was staged or planned. Either way the girl has a big voice and the judges had this to say about it:

Randy said, “Best we’ve seen today … I’m blown away.” Steven Tyler said (about her trying not to tear up) “I think you should cry, because you’re going to make 40 million people cry tears of joy, baby.”

What do you think about Lauren Alaina who just might be the winner of American Idol 2011? Have we just seen the next big singing sensation? Enjoy these pictures and video and then leave me your thoughts on the audition below.

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Photos: Nelson, Starbux

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10 Responses to “Lauren Alaina: Winner American Idol 2011?”

  1. 1
    Sandy Says:

    She is good…but, it’s not over til it’s over! =)

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    Sandy Says:

    PS-don’t you just love Steven Tyler? He really does make the show!

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    Sloan Says:

    Lauren has got IT and IT must be given by God. She’s the total package – beauty, personality abound and that God given talent. Wow!
    Hats off to cousin Holly – may your health be wonderful. Thanks to her supportive family – and to Mom and Dad – whose faces glowed with sheer pride during her audition. Priceless!
    Taylor, Carrie ….whoever…..get out of the way – LAUREN has arrived!
    wOw! wOw! wOw!

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    Barrack Says:

    Why is this show still on?
    I thought you had to be over 16?

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    This is not “Staged.” Her brother and my son have played sports together since they were 8. She at age 5 would sing to us at the ballfields. The football parents loved it.

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    Marilyn Says:

    Looks like an Idol, sings like an American Idol and if she don,t make it guaranteed someone will pick her up….As Randy said when you got it you got it!!

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    Rachelle Says:

    She is awesome and will for sure go far.

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    Joan Says:

    Dang, an early stand out for sure.. winner is a long way off still.. who knows, though. it was obvious when Kelly Clarkson auditioned that she would win, though.

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    steve Says:

    folks are comparing this girl to kelly and carrie when they 1st appeared on idol. There is no comparison. This girl is 2-3 weeks 16 years old. carrie was 22 when she 1st appeared, and kelly was much older too. This girl lauren is phenomenal…did you hear her sing I don’t want to miss a thing? Even steven couldn’t match her range, and it’s his song! Ths kid could be looking at a blockbuster career in music. Simply amazing!

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    Shalinai Says:

    I think, there are better co-competitors than Lauren. Something called ‘THE COMPLETE IDOL’ is not her though.