American Idol: Did American Idol Producers Set Up Lauren Alaina To Win Tonight?

First, before any Lauren Alaina fans bash me for being anti-Lauren, I can honestly say I have no favorite going into tonight’s finale and would be equally happy with her winning as much as I wouldn’t mind seeing Scotty McCreery winning.

Scotty Pushed To Background From The Start

My complaint is that the show last night pushed Scotty McCreery out of the spotlight from the first minute. Ryan Seacrest opened the show talking about Lauren Alaina having a problem with her voice. Then he dramatically called a doctor onstage to give his diagnosis, which was that Lauren had been treated and would be able to sing and sing well.

Why even bring this up unless there was a medical crisis in which she couldn’t sing at all? It was evident during the show that Lauren was singing as well, if not better than she had all season.

Scenario If A Finalist Couldn’t Sing

The situation though if it ever happened that a singer couldn’t sing on finale night, raises questions of how American Idol would handle it if one of the finalists couldn’t sing on the final performance night. Would the other singer still sing or would they stop the competition that night and fill the show with guest singers and then extend the finale night to a third night? Or would they go ahead and have the fans vote after the show as always, even though neither singer had sung that night?

Falling In Place For Lauren Alaina

Meanwhile, back to the situation last night, it seemed like everything was falling into place for Lauren Alaina. The judges seemed to favor her over Scotty for the most part. Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson clearly thought Lauren Alaina performed better than Scotty. Jennifer Lopez avoided saying who was best on the third and final song of the night.

Song To Mom Might Be Moment Lauren Alaina Won

The emotionally charged moment when Lauren Alaina hugged her mom and sang to her may be the moment she won American Idol. Since that song was concocted by those in charge of the show, it seemed unfair that Scotty couldn’t have had a song that he could have sung to his mother. I don’t want to take away from how special that moment had to be for Lauren Alaina and her mom.

Unless, I am totally mistaken Lauren Alaina will become the Season 10 American Idol tonight. If she doesn’t it won’t be because the American Idol producers didn’t do all they could in their power to have her win the coveted title as the next American Idol.

Haley Reinhart Lost By Millions of Votes

This may be the first year I don’t have a favorite, since my favorite Haley Reinhart was voted out of the competition a week ago and didn’t even come close to staying on the show losing by millions of votes, having only 25 million votes out of 95 million votes cast.

Having followed the show all season, from the earliest auditions to finale night tonight, it has been a great season.

Several Record Deals For Contestants

This season should produce record deals for seven or eight of the singers by next spring. There were some shocking developments earlier in the season with Casey Abrams voted off the show and then saved by the judges. That save prevented them from saving Pia Toscano being voted off in one of the most shocking votes of all time.

However, American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe told reporters that Pia was not doing well in the voting anyway, so even a judge’s save may not have kept her from being sent home. I still am having problems digesting why she was sent home since she had it all, the talent, the looks, but for some reason the voters weren’t enamored with her.

In conclusion, let me wish the best to whoever wins tonight. May they sell albums in the millions, not the hundreds of thousands, like the last two winners Kris Allen and Lee DeWyze.

Lee DeWyze Dissed by American Idol Producers

Speaking of Lee DeWyze the American Idol producers, for some strange reason as of yesterday hadn’t invited DeWyze to even be in the building for the finale tonight. I can understand their disappointment in his poor album sales, but come on, he did win last season and deserves to be on the show out of common courtesy.

Today’s poll asks if American Idol intentionally or unintentionally set up Lauren Alaina to be the next American Idol?


Author: Andrew Godfrey

Retired from newspaper work after 38 years. Had served in the Army in Hawaii and Vietnam in the 60's. Am now retired and living in Sulphur, Louisiana.

4 thoughts on “American Idol: Did American Idol Producers Set Up Lauren Alaina To Win Tonight?”

  1. Yes I believe she was set up to win,but why? It was all so unfair to Scotty and his family.We can tell they are humble people.Scottys Mom was also crying but nothing was mentioned about that.I want Scotty to win tonite.

    1. Scotty is too classy to say anything, but he had to tell that he was not getting a fair chance to win last night. After the show Lauren couldn’t talk due to laryngitis, so Scotty was reading her notes to reporters.

  2. The Producers may have felt they needed to do something to help Lauren. Scotty totally had the young girl vote. Young girls will vote and vote for him. I know one girl that voted for Scotty 1,000 times last night. Lauren could have sung and danced nude and no young guy would have voted 1,0000 times.

    1. I read a rumor that Scotty had twice as many votes as Lauren and that would be possible if one girl votes 1,000 times for him. I wouldn’t be surprised if Scotty has led the voting from start to finish.

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