Lauren Alaina Rejected Three Times by 'America's Got Talent'

May 28, 2011 03:53:59 GMT

'AGT' judge Piers Morgan is left humiliated when the 'Idol' runner-up reveals she auditioned twice for his show, but later tweets more mortifying news that she was actually rejected three times.

Lauren Alaina Rejected Three Times by 'America's Got Talent'
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Lauren Alaina finished second on "American Idol", but her talent apparently could not help her get a place on "America's Got Talent". The 16-year-old revealed, after Piers Morgan called her a better singer than "Idol" winner Scotty McCreery, that she auditioned for his show twice but got rejected.

"I got second place, you denied me!" she told Piers when they both appeared as guests on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Thursday, May 26. The British journalist was shocked by the revelation, and Lauren affirmed, "I swear. Look it up...I didn't make it past the first round."

Piers exclaimed, "This is a scandal," before admitting it is embarrassing. "This is now what Americans call... this is awkward," he continued saying. "I'm going to get these producers! The moment this finishes, I'm getting them!"

Lauren, however, has a lesson to share from her experience. "So, for all of the people who try out for 'America's Got Talent' and don't make it, try out for 'American Idol'!" she announced to the audience.

Soon after Lauren made the shocking revelation, Piers took to his Twitter to share more mortifying news. He wrote, "CORRECTION: My #nbcagt producers just told me it's wrong that @LAlainaAI10 was rejected twice for the show. Apparently it was three times!"

"America's Got Talent" itself will return for season 6 on Tuesday, May 31.

Lauren Alaina on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno":


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posted by sonny on Jun 10, 2011
Its Ok Lauren 3rd time is a charm Right?
posted by terri t on May 29, 2011
She's great! Love her voice and her personality.
posted by Anna on May 28, 2011
Haha that's fantastic! It's funny how AGT didn't see the talent that she obviously has! I love Lauren!
posted by Alaina beats Suddeth on May 28, 2011
I Love Lauren. She has so much personality.
posted by Kay on May 28, 2011
Drew Stevyns was a Top 10 on AGT but didn't make it through on Idol. It happens. Each show is looking for different things.
posted by LaurenAlaina on May 28, 2011
I only got rejected 2 times by AGT... love y'all -Lauren
posted by LaurenAlaina on May 28, 2011
Actually, I guess it was 3 after all. I have a bad memory.

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