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‘Idol’ Contestants Discuss Final Performances

LOS ANGELES (WGGB) — Over 125,000 people auditioned and now it’s down to two contestants.  Tuesday night, Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery sang to American, in a hope to capture their votes, and become the next American Idol

Each contestant performed three songs for judges Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, and Randy Jackson.

There was some concern before the show began that Lauren would have to drop out of the competition.  However, host Ryan Seacrest asked Lauren how she was feeling in the first couple minutes of the show, and she noted that she felt fine “don’t worry about me.”

An physician on-staff by show producers explained that Lauren was experiencing some difficulty with her vocal chords earlier in the day.  The doctor equated the injury to her chords to a runner spraining an ankle.  He said that with rest and some medication, “she’ll do great.”

Shortly after the show ended, Lauren and Scotty both talked to reporters.  Well, Scotty did most of the talking.  Lauren was on doctors orders not to speak during the press conference, so any question directed towards her, she wrote down the answer and Scotty read it aloud.

abc40 and FOX 6’s Shannon Hegy was there and you can hear what Lauren and Scotty had to say by watching the video to the left.

Catch what Idol judge Steven Tyler had to say about Tuesday’s show starting Wednesday on abc40 News at 5:00 p.m.



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