For “American Idol’s” 21st Century Songs week, Lauren Alaina chose Sara Evans’ hit “Born to Fly,” which we thought was going to be a terrific song choice for our little Southern songbird. But we were left oddly unsatisfied. What did you think?

We think the judges hit the nail on the head when they advised her to really let loose and not be afraid of her voice. We know she can do it, we’ve seen glimpses of it all season. But on this song, Sara Evans really lets it rip, like she is just dying to fly away from her boring life. Lauren lacked that passion.

That being said, we think Lauren will be safe. But we’d really like to see her just blast the doors off the place one of these weeks. What do you think?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."