Kirstin On 'Idol:' Scotty McCreery V. Lauren Alaina! Will A Minor Be The Last Contestant Standing?

Wed, May 4, 2011 10:17pm EDT by 16 Comments

After one of the most competitive nights in ‘American Idol’ history, it was the youngest contestants — Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery — who stood out to me the most!

Watching the last five contestants on “Then and Now” night on American Idol May 4 was like witnessing a “Best of” special — every performer brought his or her A-game. Honestly, I didn’t walk away hating anyone. That said, it’s down to a subjective vote — and if we’re talking opinions, I want to see Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery make it to the final two.

I know there are a ton of people who obsess over James Durbin and I don’t want you to think I’m discounting him in the slightest. James is awesome. He’s consistently flawless…but at the end of the day, I’m not going to go out and buy a heavy metal or hard rock album. I will, on the other hand, be a life long fan of both Scotty and Lauren.

At this point, I’d put Lauren, 16, ahead of Scotty, 17, based on her musicality alone. Her voice is effortless — she sang Carrie Underwood‘s “Flat on the Floor” and then “Unchained Melody” like they were the easiest songs in the world. Plus, she’s beautiful…that never hurts!

Scotty showed us a funnier side with the upbeat song “Gone” and then turned the tables and had me tearing up for “Always On My Mind” just minutes later. He’s versatile and wise beyond his years. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a teenager quite so comfortable in his own skin. Isn’t it refreshing?

Before I wrap this up, I do want to give a shout out to Haley Reinhart for her INSANE rendition of “The House of the Rising Sun.” Go download it. It was amazing. She’s phenomenal too.

Side note: Remember last season when we were debating between Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox? I’m still pinching myself…this season is AMAZING.

It’s probably pretty obvious at this point I’m giving the enormously talented Jacob Lusk the proverbial boot in my head. He’s good and all, but it’s about time his ship sailed.

What did YOU think of “Now and Then” night? Do you think Lauren and Scotty will go all the way too? Sound off below!

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Posted at 7:05 PM on May 5, 2011  

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Posted at 12:56 PM on May 5, 2011  

ps – Scotty KILLED it last night

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Posted at 2:50 PM on May 6, 2011  

he did a good job and has a good career ahead of him, but i still always feel like he’s “acting” up there. (they’re all acting, except james who actually feels it, but scotty’s is just a little bit less good acting.) always on my mind is a beautiful song, and he did well with it, but i don’t think he killed it. i still like willie’s version the best (but that’s okay- he’s hard to beat). when haley did house of the rising sun, though, her version was better than anything the pro’s had done with it before her. that’s killing it.

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Posted at 10:48 PM on May 4, 2011  

I thought the panel, specially Jennifer (and I love her!) was sooo mean to Haily!! She sang great.. granted the second song was better but the first song was great!! they are sooo easily of giving praise to everyone but we all thouht that her overly insulting comments are uncalled for with the demanor of the panel..It was almost weird like, the panal want haily to go home next and are trying to sway the voters.. I just thought they were sooo inconsistent with their praise and it looked very strange!!??? dont’ know what to think about that.

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Posted at 2:47 PM on May 6, 2011  

i agree re the haley stuff- but maybe jennifer is like me and hates lady gaga! i get their point on choosing an unreleased song, but gaga fans are so numerous that it may not have been as bad as they said. regardless, i thought haley did a beautiful job with the song (have not heard gaga’s version), and i agree the criticism was unwarranted- but maybe that pissed people off enough to vote for her to spite the judges! in any case, house of the rising sun was so beyond good, that it didn’t matter (thank god it was her second song, and the last of the night). the thing that impresses me as much as anything with haley is her poise. she is who she is and she’s confident in that, no matter what the judges say. her gaga performance was practically the only criticism they gave the whole night, but she didn’t fold (like the younger and less confident lauren did when she heard jimmy’s criticism)- she just took it in stride, and came out and gave an unstoppable second performance. THAT is the sign of a winner. i’m excited to see what she has for us next week. i’m hoping scotty goes next, then lauren- and that haley and james finish up the season for us.

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Posted at 9:44 PM on May 6, 2011  

AMEN TO THAT! Haley should be in the finals with James, no matter what. Haley has the most range, the greatest voice, the most unique voice, and something new that can potentially spice up the 2011 music agenda. Scotty and Lauren are the been there, done that country singers. Theyre unoriginal. Although Scotty’s voice is unique for its low register… Lauren has absolutely nothing to offer to american idol. Sometimes it seems as if shes not even competing, yet she gets all praise from the judges cuz the producers want a young girl to win. Yet when Haley completely knocks it out of the park, they all still have SOMETHING bad to say. They want her gone, its extremely evident. Although James may not be the best singer in the world, he has the personality, the story, and the popularity to win this, which he probably will.

 
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Posted at 12:41 PM on May 7, 2011  

hahaha. isn’t it funny that haley, who isn’t even old enough to drink legally until this september, isn’t considered a “young girl”!?!? i just read a wikipedia write-up on her and can see where she gets her poise. she has spent a lot of her time/life training for this career. to me, this makes me want her to win more b/c she’s more ready. i feel like lauren and scotty, though talented, need a lot more practice and seasoning (especially the fragile lauren) before they’re ready for a big career.

 
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