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VIDEO: 15-Year-Old Lauren Alaina Wows The American Idol Judges

Jan. 28 2011, Published 9:15 a.m. ET

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Lauren Alaina blew the competition out of the water last night on American Idol and can bring you a clip of her amazing performance.

The bubbly 15-year-old belted out Faith Hill’s Like We Never Loved Before and her version left Jennifer Lopez in tears and Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler raving that they may have found “the one”.

"I think we found the one today," the Aerosmith frontman said at the very end of the one-hour show. "We found her. Oh yeah, we did.

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“You should cry,” he said to a tearful Lauren. “40 million people are crying – crying tears of joy baby.”

“You’ve got something,” Randy said. “ You’ve got something. You’ve got real God given natural talent. It doesn’t matter how young you are – if you’ve got it, you’ve got it. And you’ve got it.”

It was quite an achievement for the teen, as the competition in Nashville was fierce, but she managed to outshine the rest – and in true Idol fashion, she had a heartwarming back story too.

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Lauren shared that she was inspired to audition for Idol by her cousin, Holly, a brain tumor victim for whom Alaina had organized a number of fundraisers.

She rounded out her audition with an impromptu duet with Steven of his hit I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – and she left nobody in doubt of her sizable talent.


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