Clarkson sends Facebook shout-out to Lauren Suddeth

Clarkson sends Facebook shout-out to Lauren Suddeth

March 3rd, 2011 by Susan Pierce in Life Entertainment

"American Idol" contestant Lauren Alaina, 16, is from Rossville. CR: Michael Becker / FOX

"American Idol" contestant Lauren Alaina, 16, is from...

During the judges' critiques in Wednesday night's episode of "American Idol," Randy Jackson described the vocal sound of Lauren Alaina Suddeth of Rossville, Ga., as a hybrid of past "Idol" winners Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood.

Today, Clarkson agreed with that assessment.

Clarkson posted on her Facebook page: "Just saw Lauren Alaina perform Reba's song on 'Idol' and she is the cutest thing! I can't wait to hear a record from her! I will add to what Randy said about her being a mix of me and Carrie, she's also got some Kellie Pickler in there."

Clarkson wished Suddeth, a sophomore at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School, continued success and said "I hope you make it far in the competition."