published Monday, May 6th, 2013

Lauren Alaina sings on 'Idol' Thursday, releases new single Tuesday

Lauren Alaina
Lauren Alaina

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Lauren Alaina returns to the "American Idol" stage in Los Angeles on Thursday, when she'll perform during the Top 3 results show (Fox, 8 p.m.)

The Rossville country singer, who was runner-up on "American Idol" Season 10, will debut her new single, "Barefoot and Buckwild," according to a Fox press release. Also performing on Thursday night's episode will be Grammy Award-winner Alicia Keys.

Lauren Alaina will hold a live chat with fans today at 7:15 p.m. on to promote Tuesday morning's release of "Barefoot and Buckwild" on iTunes and Amazon.

The catchy, up-tempo song already has gotten a positive review from one of country music's superstars. Carrie Underwood posted a tweet to Lauren Alaina on Friday saying she'd just been given a sneak preview of the song.

"It's so much fun! Love it!" Underwood said.

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Susan Palmer Pierce is a reporter and columnist in the Life department. She began her journalism career as a summer employee 1972 for the News Free Press, typing bridal announcements and photo captions. She became a full-time employee in 1980, working her way up to feature writer, then special sections editor, then Lifestyle editor in 1995 until the merge of the NFP and Times in 1999. She was honored with the 2007 Chattanooga Woman of ...

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