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Praise doesn't get much higher than what was heaped upon Lauren Alaina last night.

Following this 16-year old's rendition of a Reba McIntyre country hit ("Turn on the Radio"), Randy Jackson told the aspiring singer that she has "natural talent." He then compared her to "a cross between" Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. Wow.

Does Alaina remind you of Idol's two most successful champions? How does she stack up against Pia Toscano? Watch Lauren in action now and gauge her chance to go all the way...

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The newly-named top 24 on American Idol only have a few days to savor this accomplishment. Starting on Tuesday night with the men, they'll go head-to-head for your vote.

For Lauren Alaina and Naima Adedapo, this means Wednesday evening will mark their first opportunity to truly go against one another. Well, second actually.

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Below, we've matched up the 16-year old Georgia native with the 26-year old mother from Milkwaukee. Both are talented, but you can only vote for one: Which has the best chance to go all the way this season?

And the Winner is?

Lauren Alaina and Naima Adedapo are officially American Idol enemies. Which of these semifinalists has the best chance to claim the season 10 title? View Poll »

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What do you get when you cross an emotional backstory with a cute personality and an incredible singing voice?

Lauren Alaina, a 15-year old from Georgia who auditioned for American Idol in Nashville and immediately told the judges that she was inspired by her cousin Holly, a brain tumor victim for whom Alaina had organized a number of fundraisers.

As was the case with Chris Medina, was this final audition of the night planned to manipulate the audience? Of course. But that didn't make Lauren's voice any less beautiful or her story any less true. She sang both a Faith Hill single and an Aerosmith single and we have a feeling we'll be hearing from her in Hollywood: