Scotty McCreery & Lauren Alaina

These two American Idols came in first and runner up on May 25th, 2011. All during the competition they were both humble and were not ashamed to give God the glory and praise for their voices. Both teenagers are strong Christians who were both very active in their churches back home.

During the year there were rumors going around about Scotty and Lauren dating. Though they both claim that they are just very close friends many people see the spark between them especially when they sing together. Below are a few songs they sang alone and as duets.

Watch for some great country duets coming soon by Scotty and Lauren.

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PLANO, Texas, May 26, 2011 – Despite winning Season 10 of American Idol, Scotty McCreery was telling the world he is second during last night’s finale. Since the beginning of the season, McCreery has been seen wearing a black I Am Second bracelet on his right wrist, showing his support for the groundbreaking I am Second movement (http://bit.ly/illiHd).

I Am Second is a multimedia movement that chronicles the personal stories of struggle and transformation of celebrities and everyday people.

“In a competition where it is easy to get caught up in the greatness of ‘me,’ it is refreshing to see a young man who can remember who really is first,” said Mike Jorgensen, I Am Second executive director. “Though we have never spoken with Scotty about I Am Second, it is inspiring to see him take part in the movement and confidently display his faith to millions each week.”

I am Second is designed to help individuals discover hope. McCreery displayed the revolution of second after the winning announcement was made in last night’s show. “I thank the Lord. He got me here,” McCreery said.

The I Am Second website includes authentic video stories related to a variety of personal struggles, including abuse, addictions, pride, eating disorders, broken families and the search for success and meaning in life.

Celebrities featured include American Idol Season 7 contestant Jason Castro; former Korn band member Brian “Head” Welch; child actress Bailee Madison; 2010 American League MVP and Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton; surfer Bethany Hamilton; and football stars Bradie James, Colt McCoy and Sam Bradford.

e3 Partners launched I am Second in December 2008 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with billboards and a variety of other advertising designed to raise awareness for the iamsecond.com website. Additional media support has since launched in Orlando, Kansas City, and Evansville, Ind. Other cities are in the planning stages. For more information, visit http://www.iamsecond.com.

Fox 411 News interviews Scotty & Lauren before the finale

Scotty sings his final song "I LOVE YOU THIS BIG"

Lauren sings her final song "Like My Mother Does"

Scotty sings "Long Black Train"

Scotty sings "The River"

Lauren sings "Candles in the Wind"

Lauren sings "Natural Woman"

Scotty and Lauren sing the duet "I Told You So"

Scotty and Lauren sing the duet "Up On The Roof"

Scotty and Lauren sing the duet "American Honey"

Scotty and Lauren started the season singing a trio

A tribute to Scotty and Lauren

Another Tribute by One True Media

by Mauri Gandy

Do you have a favorite singer who is taking a stand for Christ? We want to tell others ~ Send your stories to mauri@just4kidsmagazine.com ~ Read our previous review on Kellie Pickler

For more information you can visit the following websites:
Carrie Underwood's Website: www.carrieunderwoodofficial.com
Jordin Sparks Website: www.jordinsparks.com and American Idol Interview.
Melinda Doolittle's American Idol Interview

(1) William Barclay. The Old Law and the New Law (Philadelphia, PA: The Westminster Press, 1972) p. 11-13