Double Oops! American Idol Finalists Flub Thanksgiving Performances

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We still love you, Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina.

Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery

Neither of these former American Idol finalists enjoyed a great Thanksgiving yesterday, as each was given a prime spot to perform - and each suffered through an embarrassing mishap.

FIRST, McCreery stood atop a float during the Macy's parade and prepared to sing a version of "The Trouble with Girls." But a recording of the track started a few seconds before the young crooner started to lip synch, resulting in the following awkward start to the performance:

NEXT, Alaina sang the national anthem prior to the Lions/Packers game, forgetting a few words and going silent for a few seconds after "What so proudly we hailed, through the twi..." But she did recover in time to finish strong, similar to Christina Aguilera at the Super Bowl.

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American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]