The Georgia Senate has now also acknowledged the Rossville teen’s hard work and talent by issuing a resolution in light of her continued success on Fox’s hit reality show.
“Everybody in the community and the state is just so proud of her for what she’s been able to accomplish,” said state Sen. Jeff Mullis of Chickamauga. “She’s doing something really great, and is a role model for young women everywhere.”
The resolution, which was created in March and authored by Mullis, praises the 16-year-old Lakeview-Fort Ogle-thorpe High School cheerleader for what she’s been able to accomplish while chasing her dream of become a music star.
“By her talent, grace, and poise, Lauren has brought credit to her parents, her community, her school, and this state,” the resolution reads. “All Georgians are proud of young women who, like Lauren, represent the very best that this state has to offer.”
Alaina, who is now 10 months into her quest to be crowned “American Idol” in the world’s largest talent contest, began the rollercoaster ride of fame in July last year when she was the last of 16,000 to sing at an open audition in Nashville.
On that day, as she sang for the three “Idol” judges, America was treated to a glimpse of a voice that it now tunes in to hear every Wednesday at 8 p.m.
“I think we found the one today,” judge Steven Tyler said after her audition in Nashville.
How right he was: Alaina moved on again Thursday night as the field was narrowed to the final 8 contestants.
“As soon as her schedule allows it, we’re going to try and bring her to the (state) Capitol to have her meet the governor and celebrate her accomplishment,” Mullis said. “She’s such a talent. … We’re keeping up with her every week and hoping she wins the whole thing.”
As one of the two remaining females competing on the show, Alaina has put herself in the proverbial driver’s seat with back-to-back strong performances. She has also never been a member of the show’s “bottom three” vote-getters during any results show this season since fan voting began.
“Lauren Alaina Suddeth has shown by the example of her accomplishments that the pursuit and attainment of excellence are within the reach of young people in this state,” the resolution reads.
“American Idol” will air Wednesday, April 13, at 8 p.m.