Remember When Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina Joined Forces To Sing a Randy Travis Hit On ‘American Idol?’

Lauren Alaina, Scotty McCreery; Photo via YouTube
Lauren Alaina, Scotty McCreery; Photo via YouTube

In 2011, country stars Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery rose to fame on American Idol, where they made their way to the finale to face off for America’s vote. 

McCreery ultimately took home the title of American Idol champ, however, both artists went on to create wildly successful careers in country music. 

During their time on the show, Lauren and Scotty shared the stage for multiple duets, including a rendition of Randy Travis’ hit “I Told You So.” 

The then-teenagers shared the stage for the “I Told You So” duet during the American Idol Top 11 results show. Seated on stools, Lauren and Scotty effortlessly belted out the lyrics to the iconic song in front of a live audience. 

The pair reprised the duet at McCreery’s fan club party in Nashville several years later. 

During a recent interview with Audacy, Scotty recalled the moment he first heard Lauren sing while on the show. 

Scotty McCreery; Photo by Andrew Wendowski, Lauren Alaina; Photo via Facebook
Scotty McCreery; Photo by Andrew Wendowski, Lauren Alaina; Photo via Facebook

“I’ll never forget the first time I met Lauren Alaina, it was Hollywood Week, and I’m listening to her sing thinking, ‘Oh my God, she is incredible.’ Thinking she’s going all the way, and obviously she did.”

Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery will soon reunite on American Idol for the show’s 20th Anniversary. 

“We’re going to sing a little melody together,” McCreery revealed. 

Dubbed “The Great Idol Reunion,” several other alums of the show will perform on the May 2 episode, including Ruben Studdard, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, Laine Hardy, Laci Kaye Booth, Maddie Poppe, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Willie Spence and Grace Kinstler.

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