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It's teen vs. teen with youngest 'American Idol' top 2 ever

by jmaloni
Fri, May 20th 2011 12:50 pm
`American Idol`: The final two: Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery. (photo by Michael Becker/FOX)
"American Idol": The final two: Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery. (photo by Michael Becker/FOX)

16-year-old Lauren Alaina and 17-year-oldScotty McCreery to compete for "American Idol" crown Tuesday, May 24, on FOX 

Winner announced on two-hour season finale Wednesday, May 25

Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery are "American Idol's" top two finalists after Haley Reinhart received the fewest of America's record-setting 95 million votes - the highest number of votes ever for a non-finale episode. In a season full of surprises, next week's final performance show promises to be a night to remember as 16-year-old Alaina and 17-year-old McCreery - the youngest contestants ever to battle it out in the finale - go head-to-head at the Nokia Theatre L.A. live on Tuesday, May 24 (8 p.m. ET) on FOX.

Tune in the following night for the biggest television event of the season and the momentous conclusion of the celebrated 10th season, which featured new judges, a new musical coach and some of the best young, undiscovered talent in the country. More than 125,000 auditioned, and next week only one finalist will be crowned the next "American Idol" winner on the two-hour season finale Wednesday, May 25 (8-10:07 p.m. ET live).

The finale and concert spectacular will feature special performances, surprise guests and a top 13 reunion before America's vote is revealed.

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