UPDATE: False alarm, Haley fans. Lauren is on stage as scheduled and says she’s “ready to sing.”
Some pretty interesting (and unprecedented news) from TMZ. Reportedly, “American Idol” finalist Lauren Alaina may have to drop out of Tuesday night’s (May 24) Final 2 performances due to having lost her voice. Sources say during this afternoon’s rehearsals, Lauren was unable to get through all three of her songs and doctors have said she should not sing or speak.
There is apparently a real possibility that Lauren will have to drop out. If that happens, third-place finisher Haley Reinhart will be reinstated and will compete alongside Scotty McCreery for the “American Idol” Season 10 crown.
This is so crazy, for several reasons. First of all, unprecedented. Secondly, as of the writing of this article, it is t-minus 70 minutes until the finale. What will Haley do? Sing Lauren’s songs? And thirdly … it probably won’t even matter, since the ladies are competing to finish second to Scotty the body. C’mon, you know it’s true.
Tune in to “Idol” tonight to see what happens.