Lauren Alaina finally displayed what the judges (and us at home) saw during her “American Idol” audition in Nashville. She took on the classic ballad “Candle in the Wind” and not only was it beautiful, but she seemed to have such a connection to the song.

Plus, she changed it up enough that the song was her own, instead of a carbon copy of Elton John’s original. The judges were rightly praising the number and while some at teh Zap offices found it sleepy, we thought overall it was lovely. Did you agree?

Elton John proved to be a pretty decent night all around – we don’t think Lauren is in danger of heading home. Which two Idols do you think are packing their bags?

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."