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Lauren Alaina Kristine Suddeth (born November 8, 1994) is an American country singer who is the runner-up in Season 10 of American Idol.

Personal Life[]

She is a native of Rossville, Georgia, and was also a student at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. Prior to Idol, Lauren performed at several Chattanooga area venues and was the first winner of the WinnieStar youth talent contest at Lake Winnepesaukah amusement park in 2009.

American Idol[]

Lauren auditioned for Idol in Nashville, where she impressed the judges with her natural talent. In addition to performing, Alaina wrote several songs including "Leaving" and "Set Me Free". Lauren had made only one appearance in the Bottom 2, but along with Haley Reinhart and Scotty McCreery, became a part of the Top 3.

Lauren finished second to Scotty McCreery on May 25, 2011 despite overcoming a sprained vocal cord and delivering what the judges considered to be three very strong performances. Her first single Like My Mother Does is now available on iTunes as well as the music video, which was released on August 8, 2011.

Lauren with Scotty McCreery and Haley Reinhart

Performances[]

Week # Theme Song Choice Original Artist Order # Result
Audition Auditioner's Choice "Like We Never Loved at All"

"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"

Faith Hill

Aerosmith

Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 1 First Solo

Alaina is now signed to Mercury Nashville.

Post-Idol Career[]

On June 28, 2011 a five-song EP, containing four of Lauren's best songs from Idol and including her rendition of the Faith Hill hit "Wild One", was released exclusively at Wal Mart stores and online. The EP debuted at number 24 on the Billboard 200 with 20,000 copies sold in its first week. Her full-length debut album Wildflower was released October 11, 2011.

Wildflower (2011-2013)[]

The album, which has sold 285,000 copies to date, spawned the single "Georgia Peaches", which peaked at Number 28 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The second single, "Eighteen Inches", was released to country radio on July 16, 2012. It peaked at number 37 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Lauren also hit the road for an eighteen-city concert tour in support of the song.

She is currently at work on her second album.

Lauren, along with the rest of the Top 11, hit the road for the Idols Live! tour, which kicked off in West Valley City, Utah on July 6, 2011.

New Single and Album[]

In addition to working on her second album, Lauren is releasing a new single called "Barefoot and Buckwild", which

"Barefoot and Buckwild" cover

will be released May 7, 2013. She performed the song on Idol on May 9, 2013.

Discography[]

EPs:

  • American Idol Season 10: Lauren Alaina (2011)

Albums:

  • Wildflower (2011)

Gallery[]

External Links[]


Season 10
Finalists
Scotty McCreery · Lauren Alaina · Haley Reinhart · James Durbin  · Jacob Lusk · Casey Abrams · Stefano Langone · Paul McDonald · Pia Toscano · Naima Adedapo · Thia Megia · Karen Rodriguez · Ashthon Jones
Semifinalists
Jovany Barreto · Kendra Chantelle · Robbie Rosen · Jordan Dorsey · Clint Jun Gamboa · Tim Halperin · Brett Loewenstern · Lauren Turner · Ta-Tynisa Wilson · Rachel Zevita · Julie Zorrilla
American Idol
Seasons
1  · 2  · 3  · 4 · 5  · 6  · 7  · 8  · 9  · 10  · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19
Judges
Simon Cowell (Seasons 1-9)  · Paula Abdul (Seasons 1-8) · Randy Jackson (Seasons 1-12) · Kara DioGuardi (Seasons 8-9) · Ellen DeGeneres (Season 9) · Steven Tyler (Seasons 10-11)  · Nicki Minaj (Season 12)  · Mariah Carey (Season 12) · Jennifer Lopez (Seasons 10-11,13-15)  · Keith Urban (Seasons 12-15)  · Harry Connick, Jr. (Seasons 13-15)  · Katy Perry (Seasons 16-)  · Luke Bryan (Seasons 16-)  · Lionel Richie (Seasons 16-)
Hosts
Ryan Seacrest (Seasons 1-16) · Brian Dunkleman (Season 1)
Winners
Kelly Clarkson · Ruben Studdard · Fantasia Barrino · Carrie Underwood · Taylor Hicks · Jordin Sparks · David Cook · Kris Allen · Lee DeWyze · Scotty McCreery · Phillip Phillips · Candice Glover · Caleb Johnson · Nick Fradiani · Trent Harmon · Maddie Poppe · Laine Hardy · Just Sam
Runners-up
Justin Guarini · Clay Aiken · Diana DeGarmo · Bo Bice · Katharine McPhee · Blake Lewis · David Archuleta · Adam Lambert · Crystal Bowersox · Lauren Alaina · Jessica Sanchez · Kree Harrison · Jena Irene · Clark Beckham · La'Porsha Renae · Caleb Lee Hutchinson · Alejandro Aranda · Arthur Gunn
Coronation Songs
"A Moment Like This" · "Flying Without Wings" · "I Believe" · "Inside Your Heaven" · "Do I Make You Proud" · "This Is My Now" · "The Time of My Life" · "No Boundaries" · "Beautiful Day" · "I Love You This Big" · "Home" · "I Am Beautiful" · "As Long As You Love Me" · "Beautiful Life" · "Falling" · "Going Going Gone" · "Flame"
Spin-offs
From Justin to Kelly · Juniors · Christmas
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