Who is Lauren Alaina Suddeth? The reality tv world knows her as Lauren Alaina. Alaina is an American singer from Rossville, Georgia. Alaina is currently a Top 2 finalist on the tenth season of American Idol.
Early lifeLauren Alaina was born on November 8, 1994, to Kristy and J.J. Suddeth of Rossville, Georgia. Her father works as a process technician in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She is a sophomore student at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, where she is a cheerleader. Alaina was inspired to sing by her cousin, Holly Witherow, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Prior to Idol, Alaina performed at several Chattanooga-area venues and was the first winner of the WinniSTAR youth talent contest at Lake Winnepesaukah amusement park in 2009. In addition to performing, Alaina wrote several songs including "Leaving" and "Set Me Free".
OverviewAlaina auditioned for the tenth season of American Idol in Nashville, Tennessee. She is currently a contestant in the Top 2 and is competing at this very moment in the finale on May 25, 2011. To date, this is the youngest matchup ever for a season, as the two competitors Alaina and Scotty McCreery are just 16 and 17 years old, respectively. Alaina is the youngest contestant ever to make it to the finale. In addition, this is the first time two contestants of the same genre (country) have reached the Top 2.
On May 14, 2011, it was proclaimed "Lauren Alaina Day" in her hometown of Rossville, Georgia.
|Episode||Theme||Song choice||Original artist||Order #||Result|
|Audition||Auditioner's Choice||"Like We Never Loved at All"||Faith Hill||N/A||Advanced|
|"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"||Aerosmith|
|Hollywood Round, Part 1||First Solo||"Unchained Melody"||Todd Duncan||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round, Part 2||Group Performance||"Some Kind of Wonderful"||Soul Brothers Six||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round, Part 3||Second Solo||"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"||Aerosmith||N/A||Advanced|
|Las Vegas Round||Songs of The Beatles |
|"Hello, Goodbye"||The Beatles||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round Final||Final Solo||"Unchained Melody"||Todd Duncan||N/A||Advanced|
|Top 24 (12 Women)||Personal Choice||"Turn On the Radio"||Reba McEntire||11||Advanced|
|Top 13||Your Personal Idol||"Any Man of Mine"||Shania Twain||1||Safe|
|Top 12||Year You Were Born||"I'm the Only One"||Melissa Etheridge||11||Safe|
|Top 11||Motown||"You Keep Me Hangin' On"||The Supremes||4||Safe|
|Top 111||Elton John||"Candle in the Wind"||Elton John||6||Safe|
|Top 9||Rock & Roll Hall of Fame||"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"||Aretha Franklin||4||Safe|
|Top 8||Songs from the Movies||"The Climb" — Hannah Montana: The Movie||Miley Cyrus||2||Safe|
|Top 7||Songs from the 21st Century||"Born to Fly"||Sara Evans||7||Safe|
|Top 6||Carole King||Solo "Where You Lead"||Carole King||2||Safe|
|Duet "Up on the Roof" with Scotty McCreery||The Drifters||6|
|Top 5||Songs from Now and Then||"Flat on the Floor"||Katrina Elam||3||Bottom 22|
|"Unchained Melody"||Todd Duncan||8|
|Top 4||Inspirational Songs||"Anyway"||Martina McBride||4||Safe|
|Leiber & Stoller Songbook||"Trouble"||Elvis Presley||7|
|Top 3||Contestant's Choice||"Wild One"||Zaca Creek||2||Safe|
|Jimmy Iovine's Choice||"If I Die Young"||The Band Perry||5|
|Judges' Choice||"I Hope You Dance"||Lee Ann Womack||8|
|Top 2||Favorite Prior Performance||"Flat on the Floor"||Katrina Elam||2||TBA|
|Carrie Underwood's Choice||"Maybe It Was Memphis"||Pam Tillis||4|
|Future Single||"Like My Mother Does"||Kristy Lee Cook||6|