- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 24, 2011

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Scotty McCreery may not be facing Lauren Alaina on the “American Idol” finale.

A source familiar with the Fox talent contest who was not authorized to comment publicly on the matter said Alaina lost her voice Tuesday and received medical attention.

If the 16-year-old student from Rossville, Ga., is unable to perform on Tuesday night’s finale, former finalist Haley Reinhart, the blusey 20-year-old vocalist from Wheeling, Ill., would compete against McCreery, the 17-year-old country crooner from Garner, N.C. The source said Reinhart had rehearsed in case Alaina couldn’t perform.

Fox and producers FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment had no comment on the report.

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