May 25th, 2011

american idol

Final Face-Off

"American Idol" season 10's finale show started out with video of two previous winners, Carrie Underwood and David Cook, when they were young children and then showed video of the finalists, Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery.

Host Ryan Seacrest announced, "This is the final showdown, and this is 'American Idol.'"

This would be the battle between "the boy next door" and "the southern belle," Ryan announced, both teenagers. It would be the youngest match-up ever for the show. Ryan asked Lauren about news that she'd been having trouble with her voice in the afternoon. She said that she was fine, and Ryan brought out a doctor who said that she'd been pushing really hard and that she'd "blown out one of her vocal chords," like what happens when a runner gets a strain. But she'd received "a lot of medicine," he said, and should be fine.

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