American Idol winner Scotty McCreery, 17, and the runner-up, Lauren Alaina, 16, are both minors, which means their contracts with Idol have to be approved by a Los Angeles judge. That also means the contents of those contracts become part of the public record.
Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina will sing 3 songs on tonight’s American Idol final
We know the names of the singles Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina will sing tonight and release on Thursday, Scotty’s song is called “Love You This Big” and Lauren will sing a Kristy Lee Cook cover, “Like My Mother Does”.
We also know that Carrie Underwood picked a song for Lauren Alaina (A song Carrie had wanted to sing during her run on Idol) and George Strait for Scotty.
The third song will be picked by Scotty and Lauren from the songs they have already performed in Idol competition.
Lauren Alaina has a full day of activities scheduled for her hometown visit in Chattanooga TN today. Check out the schedule HERE.
Lauren sang “God Bless America” from Lookouts Field after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. Earlier she visited Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe High School, where she sang “Anyway”. Later, she performed excerpts of “Flat on the Floor” and “Anyway” at Coolidge Park where she was presented the key to the city. Lauren cut back her song list–she was afraid of losing her voice. There’s a great timeline of the day HERE.
Below, Lauren arrives at the airport in Chattanooga last night, Learns her song pick and talks to the DJs at US101 radio
Here’s what Haley Reinhart had to say backstage after tonight’s Idol taping about the judges negative feedback of her Michael Jackson cover, “Earth Song”:
“Everybody else gets good feedback and they really let me have it. They don’t feel bad for me. Never have, never will. I got a little upset because that song is downright inspiring and emotional. No matter what, that hit me to the heart.”