Lauren Alaina (born 1994 as Lauren Alaina Suddeth in Rossville, Georgia, US) is an American singer and a Top 13 finalist on the tenth season of American Idol 2011. According to the Like My Mother Does Songfacts, Alaina was inspired to sing by her cousin, Holly Witherow, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She performed at several Chattanooga-area venues and was the first winner of the WinniSTAR youth talent contest at Lake Winnepesaukah amusement park in 2009. Alaina auditioned for the tenth season of American Idol in Nashville, Tennessee.
She was one of the five female vote getters in the semi-final round to advance to the Top 13.
** Top 24: Personal Choice - Turn On The Radio (Reba McEntire)
** Top 13: Personal Idol - Any Man of Mine (Shania Twain)
** Top 12: Year You Were Born - I'm The Only One (Melissa Etheridge)
** Top 11: Motown - You Keep Me Hangin' On (The Supremes)
** Top 11 Redux: Elton John - Candle In The Wind (Elton John)
** Top 9: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin)
** Top 8: Songs from the Movies - The Climb (Miley Cyrus)
** Top 7: Songs from the 21st Century - Born To Fly (Sara Evans)
** Top 6: Carole King - Where You Lead (Carole King)
** Top 5: Songs from Then & Now - Flat On The Floor (Carrie Underwood) / Unchained Melody (The Righteous Brothers)
** Top 4: Songs That Inspire / Leiber & Stoller Songbook - Anyway (Martina McBride) / Trouble (Elvis Presley)
** Top 3: Personal Choice / Jimmy Iovine's Choice / Judges' Choice - Wild One (Faith Hill) / If I Die Young (The Band Perry) / I Hope You Dance (Lee Ann Womack)
** Top 2: Reprise / Carrie Underwood's Choice / Winner's Single - Flat On The Floor (Carrie Underwood) / Maybe It Was Memphis (Pam Tillis) / Like My Mother Does