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American Idol’s Lauren Alaina Lost Her Voice During Rehearsal

It's a nightmare for any singer, but especially one who's supposed to compete in a televised singing competition: American Idol finalist Lauren Alaina was struggling with her voice on Tuesday afternoon, and was reportedly unable to finish her three songs in rehearsal. During the rehearsal, explained Idol's in-house doctor, "Lauren blew out one of her vocal chords. We gave her a lot of medicines ... and she's going to do great." Alaina, up onstage, looked less than convinced. [NYDN]

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