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'American Idol' top 3 compete for finale spot

Posted May 18, 2011

— It's homecoming time on "American Idol."

The Fox singing contest will document the three finalists — songbird Lauren Alania, crooner Scotty McCreery and jazzy Haley Reinhart — returning to their hometowns before they tackle three separate tunes on the "Idol" stage in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. The songs were selected by judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, mentor Jimmy Iovine and the singers themselves.

McCreery, the deep-voiced 17-year-old front-runner from Garner, N.C., has never appeared as one of the show's low vote getters. That isn't the case for twangy 16-year-old ingenue Alania of Rossville, Ga., and feisty 20-year-old fatale Haley Reinhart of Wheeling, Ill. Alania was at the bottom once two weeks ago, while Reinhart has been there four times.

One of the singers will be dismissed Thursday, and the winner will be crowned on the Nokia Theatre stage next week.

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  • pamelaantonetti2000 May 18, 2011

    vote vote vote !!!

  • Buc May 18, 2011

    "McCreery, the deep-voiced 17-year-old front-runner from Garner, N.C., has never appeared as one of the show's low vote getters."

    What do you call what happened last week?
    Anyway, regardless of the cheesy facial expressions and we won't talk about the way you hold the microphone...we're wishing you good luck dude. Can't wait to hear ya on WQDR!

  • freedom6478 May 18, 2011

    GO SCOTTY.:) glad i was in garner saturday to support you.!! going to vote alot tonight.

  • sweetrose May 18, 2011

    Way to go Scotty!!

  • MerryMemories May 18, 2011

    This soooo exciting! GO Scotty!!!

  • garnertoy May 18, 2011

    go scotty

  • lilbit278 May 18, 2011

    Good luck Scotty!! VOTE 4 Scotty..VOTE 4 SCOTTY!!!

  • jafarmg2 May 18, 2011

    GOOD LUCK, SCOTTY! ENJOYED THE CONCERT SATURDAY IN GARNER!

  • May 18, 2011

    GO SCOTTY!

  • doglover11 May 18, 2011

    Hope Hayley is gone tomorrow night! I love Scotty and Lauren. So that is a "win win" situation for me.

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