Lauren Alaina

November 25, 2011 by staff 

Lauren Alaina, It was a tough day for the top two season 10 “Idol” contestants. Lauren Alaina forgot the words for a moment to the National Anthem before the Lions-Packers game Thanksgiving. She was supposed to sing “at the twilight’s last gleaming” but started to sing “through the twi…” Her brain must have realized she sang the wrong word and she froze. After about three seconds, she skipped “at the” and started with “last gleaming.” She then finished the song without incident. “It’s all in how you finish,” announcer Joe Buck said.

She owned up to it on Twitter soon after:

Thank you everyone for the kind words. But the truth is I messed up. I’m gonna spend the rest of the day being thankful for all my blessings

And winner Scotty McCreery didn’t start his cue on time during his lip-synced portion of “A Trouble With Girls” at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Yes, everyone I saw yesterday at the parade was lip-syncing so that’s not the issue. He just missed the first three words of his song so he made it really obvious:
I saw him on Channel 2 WSB-TV last night at the Macy’s Great Tree Lighting at Lenox sing “Christmas Cookies” with no problems and he sang live. On Twitter, McCreery didn’t comment about the lip-syncing issue but did say he enjoyed Atlanta:

great time at the show tonight for Macy’s in Atlanta! now time for some thanksgiving grub!

Here’s the first season 11 “Idol” promo with actual contestants (but no singing):

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