Blonde ambition was in full effect on tonight&39;s episode of &39;American Idol,&39; as Season 4 winner Carrie Underwood returned to the stage that launched her.
Alaina is essentially an Underwood mini-me and we mean that as a compliment: She&8217;s adorable, she&8217;s blond and she sings pop-country crossover in the same vein as Underwood. She also has the most adorable Southern accent.
So when the ladies teamed up to blast through &8216;Before He Cheats,&8217; it was also symbolic. Alaina is thisclose to being a literal Underwood successor as an &8216;Idol&8217; winner. If that does indeed happen, Alaina should thank Underwood, since she chose Pam Tillis&8217; &8216;Maybe It Was Memphis&8217; for Alaina&8217;s performance last night and that was the one song that judges believed put the teen over the top and gave her a decided edge over Scotty McCreery.
Watch Lauren Alaina and Carrie Underwood Perform &8216;Before He Cheats&8217; on &8216;American Idol&8217;
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