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Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery Vie for American Idol Crown; Winner Announced Tonight (VIDEO)

Americais on the verge of having yet another Idol. It’s down to country croonersLauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery, the youngest pair of finalists American Idol has seen in its 10- yearhistory.

Host Ryan Seacrest declared it the battle of the “Southern belle”versus the “boy next door,” and tensions were high after Alaina’sdoctor came onstage to announce the singer had blown out a vocal cord. Shepowered through to impress judges Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson, and StevenTyler, but was it enough to impress America? 

The winner will get the glory, but the competition willundoubtedly continue after Alaina and McCreery get recording deals.

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