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"American Idol" - Top Two Performance Show- May 24, 2011
Ryan reminds us this is the youngest finale match-up ever. Ryan talks to the show doctor about how Lauren blew out one of her vocal cords but she's going to do great.
Theme: Three songs: contestants favorite song from the season, songs chosen by the contestants idols-- Carrie Underwood in Lauren's case, George Strait in Scotty's-- and their potential singles should they win.
In the audience: The season 10 contestants; David Archuleta; Camryn Manheim;
Contestant: Scotty McCreery
Song: "Gone," Montgomery Gentry
Performance: Although the walking around in the routine has him a bit breathless in places, it's a great, natural, fun, performance that the crowd seems into.
Contestant: Lauren Alaina
Song: "Flat on the Floor," Carrie Underwood
Performance: She's a little raspier than usual and all her power isn't there, hence the disclaimer at the top of the show and she seems nervous about the blocking. It was fun but felt a little cautious.