AMERICAN IDOL season finale part one, left the final contestants Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery, fighting hard to the end. They both came out strong, with seamless performances and passion, but one stood out. The judges seemed to favor Lauren, which is surprising because Scotty has been a front runner since the beginning. But after tonight, even though I also had Scotty leading the pack, I also agree that Lauren stepped up her game. She showed confidence and sounded perfect, even with her losing her voice just hours before the finale.
This will be a tough decision, because it is a Country showdown, with singers performing very similar songs. While this now is more like “Country American Idol”, it will be interesting to see who will receive the die hard country fans vote. The split should be nearly even, since those who favor country may vote more than ever to support their music.
The American Idol winner could go either way. Lauren could receive the most votes after singing a tribute to her mom. But Scotty could get the young girls votes, who seem to love him, and they typically vote multiple times. Well with the youngest contestants in Idol finale history facing off, let’s just see who will win.