Easy solution: Stop putting kids on the show..I felt so sorry for lauren, she was nearly sobbing..I hate to see the kids cry.
She, unfortunately, is losing what confidence she had....a year or two of maturity under her belt would do her good.
Although, there are teens that could handle it...she is just not one of them. Jordin Sparks comes to mind....but she had experience performing live in small-medium venues, so she had some preparation for it all.
It's interesting that the guest performers vocals were not as good as the contestants on the show. I don't understand the publlic's amusement with Lady Antebellum. They sing okay. Their music is okay, but there is nothing special about them. Why all the uproar. I can understand why the lead female singer didn't get on AI.
I wasn't impressed with Jennifer Lopez either. Okay, but nothing special.
I wish the contestants had not joked about song choice so much. They really need to be careful when doing this. I really hope Lauren can get another good song and not fizzle out on it this time.
And crying can be a reaction to so many different emotions. I know when I get angry enough, I will cry, which makes me even more angry.
History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. Martin Luther King, Jr.