Lauren Alaina Suddeth's homecoming

Lauren Alaina Suddeth's homecoming

May 13th, 2011 by Staff Report in News

Lauren Alaina Suddeth, American Idol contestant, descends the stairs to a small crowd of friends, family and fans Friday night at the Chattanooga airport. Staff photo by Jake Daniels/Chattanooga Times Free Press

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A little more than a day after 16-year-old Lauren Alaina Suddeth made it into "American Idol's" top three, Chattanooga will welcome the Rossville singer home with a series of celebrations.

Suddeth arrived home Friday night via private jet for a short visit before she must fly back to Los Angeles on Sunday. A crew with "American Idol" also is in town to film segments from around the area; those will air Wednesday night.