Lauren's issue is that she has not personified any of the lyrics -- she has no idea what the text means and chooses songs that offer her no personal knowledge of the meaning. In order to truly portray a song, one needs to have experience and responsibility to the song. Lauren sings with a big, strong and gorgeous voice but, like Pia, appears to have given no thought to the lyrics. A great voice is not enough in a competition such as American Idol.
I really like her, but she is too young and immature to excel this year.