It'll be a battle of the teens next week on "American Idol," when 16-year-old Lauren Alaina and 17-year-old Scotty McCreery will sing-off for the title.
On Thursday, 20-year-old Haley Reinhart -- arguably the most versatile singer in the competition -- was eliminated, setting up a showdown between "Idol's" resident country singers.
With six of the last nine "Idol" winners hailing from the south, there have been some complaints of geographic bias. It'll be interesting to see who prevails next week, since both Alaina and McCreery share similar fan bases.
The nod might go to McCreery, who's never been in the bottom group (Alaina has once) and has the teen girl vote.
The judges, particularly Steven Tyler, have gushed over Alaina and her pure voice.
Regardless of the outcome, "Idol" has enjoyed a resurgent season and will likely crown many more winners in the years to come.
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