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...

Did Lauren Alaina Top Scotty McCreery?

Did Lauren Alaina Top Scotty McCreery?

In a word, to answer the question posed in our headline: No.

A week after American Idol champion Scotty McCreery became the first series winner since 2003 to take his debut album to the top of the Billboard 200 chart, runner-up Lauren Alaina fell to Evanescence, whose self-titled third CD sold 127,000 copies in its first week, good enough for first place.

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Lauren Alaina Performs Two Tracks on Good Morning America

Lauren Alaina Performs Two Tracks on Good Morning America

Scotty McCreery has set a difficult bar for Lauren Alaina to reach.

The American Idol sold almost 200,000 of his debut album last week, earning the top spot in the Billboard 200 list. Now, it's Alaina's turn to see if she can come near that total, as the runner-up has released "Wildflower," a CD she promoted with an appearance on Good Morning America Tuesday.

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Lauren Alaina Debuts Music Video for "Like My Mother Does"

Lauren Alaina Debuts Music Video for "Like My Mother Does"

Lauren Alaina is ready to take the music world by storm. Or at least by sweet, sentimental melody.

The American Idol runner-up has released her first-ever music video, honoring the parent who helped guide her along a path to success with "Like My Mother Does." It's the same single she unleashed on the world near the end of her season 10 run.

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Lauren Alaina Debut Single Sales: Pretty High!

Lauren Alaina Debut Single Sales: Pretty High!

Lauren Alaina may not have won American Idol, but she's already proving formidable on the music charts with her first single, "Like My Mother Does."

The track entered Billboard's all-genre Hot 100 chart at No. 20, in addition to No. 9 on the trade's Digital Songs chart, with 121,204 single downloads sold.

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American Idol Final Four Take the Stage in Atlanta

American Idol Final Four Take the Stage in Atlanta

There's no rest for the talented.

Just days after they all performed on the season 10 finale of American Idol, champion Scotty McCreery and the rest of the final four took to the stage again in Atlanta. They were on hand to help open a new Microsoft store in the city.

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Lauren Alaina: No Voice? No Problem!

Lauren Alaina: No Voice? No Problem!

Following a vocal chord injury that left this finalist perilously close to not competing, Lauren Alaina took to the stage and told viewers "I'm fine." But she concluded the night a lot better than that.

Thanks to a concluding number of "Like My Mother Does," sang to her actual mother in the crowd, Alaina left an impression that had all the judges practically crowning her champion.

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Breaking American Idol News: Lauren Alaina Nearly Forced to Drop Out!

Breaking American Idol News: Lauren Alaina Nearly Forced to Drop Out!

Lauren Alaina was scarily close to missing out on her dream tonight.

The American Idol finalist suffered through a vocal chord sprain - akin to a sprained ankle, according to a physician - during rehearsals this afternoon. It was so bad that Haley Reinhart was nearly called in to replace Lauren on the finale.

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American Idol Finalists Dish on Finale, Future Country Careers

American Idol Finalists Dish on Finale, Future Country Careers

It's down to Scotty McCreery versus Lauren Alaina on this week's American Idol finale. But the contestants themselves don't see it that way.

"We're friends. This isn't a competition, we're just singing our hearts out," Scotty told E! News, while Lauren echoed her pal's sentiment: "I think whatever is meant to happen will happen. I think if Scotty wins, I'll be happy for him because he's one of my best friends."

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Lauren or Scotty? The American Idol Champion Will Be...

Lauren or Scotty? The American Idol Champion Will Be...

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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Lauren Alaina on American Idol: A Fatal Stumble?

Lauren Alaina on American Idol: A Fatal Stumble?

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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Is Lauren Alaina in Trouble?

Is Lauren Alaina in Trouble?

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 Hits High Note on American Idol

Lauren Alaina Hits High Note on American Idol

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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