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Kirstin On 'Idol:' Lauren Alaina Lands In The Bottom For The First Time — And Cries Way Too Much!

Thu, May 5, 2011 9:28pm EDT by 8 Comments

I love Lauren Alaina to death, but she was overly dramatic and insensitive to Jacob Lusk during the elimination on ‘American Idol’ May 5!

Lauren Alaina has never before been in the bottom this season on American Idol, so when she found out she wasn’t safe May 5, she wept like a baby. Fortunately, it wasn’t her who got the boot — but I still thought she overreacted to the situation.

Maybe, Lauren, 16, really was that fearful she was going home tonight. However, it seemed obvious from the beginning it was Jacob Lusk‘s time to say goodbye. Lauren has been a favorite to win the entire competition from the beginning (executive producer Nigel Lythgoe tweeted about her in October when she auditioned for the first time!), so there was no doubt in my mind she’d be safe.

That said, watching her weep non-stop for minutes on end wasn’t attractive. Perhaps I’m the one being insensitive, but I felt badly for Jacob. He was the one getting the boot, but Lauren made the moment all about her.

James Durbin is the only contestant out of the four remaining who hasn’t ever been in the bottom two or three and it’s seeming more and more likely he’ll be the one who wins the whole competition.

What do YOU think? Were you surprised by Jacob’s elimination? Sound off below!


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