We're down to an all-country finale on American Idol.

Following one of the more entertaining, talent-rich seasons in memory, the Fox competition has come down to a pair of contestants who total 34 years in age. It's the youngest final pairing in show history.

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Did Lauren Alaina ruin her chance at advancing to the American Idol finale last night?

The beautiful, talented singer stumbled during a key change on "If I Die Young," the kind of mistake that will either garner her sympathy from fans - or lead to her ousting, considering competitors Haley Reinhart and Scotty McCreery both had strong nights.

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Lauren Alaina got personal on American Idol this week, performing the Martina McBride hit "Anyway" because "I can really relate to it, with all the devastation in my hometown and the South from the tornadoes last week."

From there, the finalist did McBride and everyone who suffered through such a tragedy proud, belting out a cover that caused Steven to say she broke his heart and J. Lo to gush:

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Lauren Alaina was nervous about going for a high note last night.

Interestingly, what she felt were the toughest parts of "Where You Lead (I Will Follow)" - a Carole King classic that later became the Gilmore Girls theme - were actually where she was at her best. Maybe she needs to give herself more credit.

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After a lackluster effort a week ago, Scotty McCreery sought to expand the range of his delivery with his performance of "You've Got a Friend" Wednesday.

While imperfect, it was still a distinct vocal performance that showed improvement from the guy, and that won raves from both the judges and audience.

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Lauren Alaina sometimes holds something back on stage. Not last night.

It's true that, in covering Sara Evans' hit "Born to Fly," she stayed close to the original version. But it's a great country song to stick close to the original of.

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Lauren Alaina selected Miley Cyrus' "The Climb" on American Idol because "it's about a young girl struggling to reach her dreams." Will Lauren reach hers?

The inspirational hit song's top notes are slightly outside the best part of this aspiring singer's range, but she does a commendable job of it live, overall.

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Who needs a stage?

Lauren Alaina quickly abandoned it this week, sauntering around to the audience and singing her cover of a Supremes single ("You Keep Me Hangin' On") directly to the judges at times.

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Lauren Alaina Biography

Lauren Alaina Promo Pic Lauren Alaina hails form Georgia and advanced to Hollywood by singing "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing." She tried out for the show in... More »
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