We’re going to start our Saturday edition of “American Idol” notes by focusing on one thing first and foremost — country music.
Lauren’s cancellation – Lauren Alaina has been touring as of late with Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan, but unfortunately she was unable to perform alongside these two in Kansas Friday night.
According to reports, the season 10 runner-up had to cancel her performance due to an undisclosed illness, but is set to continue the tour moving forward.
Scotty’s promotion – Even though Scotty is currently taking part in a tour with Brad Paisley, he has also found himself enough time to continue playing baseball at Garner High School — and is even doing whatever he can to support the show’s athletic department.
In a new post on Twitter, Scotty posted a link that was all about a way for his fans to support his high school while he continues to support his favorite sport:
If yall would like to support the Garner High Trojan Club, go to ScottyFans.com, click ‘links’ and order some Garner athletic merch!
— Scotty McCreery (@ScottyMcCreery) March 16, 2012
Meanwhile, Scotty is set to perform on “Idol” at some point later this season.
Good news for Jermaine? – Finally, we are going to close with what may at least be some sort of good news for the recently-eliminated Jermaine Jones — his childhood pastor still welcomes him with open arms.
Speaking to TMZ, Reverend George Holland at Green Grove Baptist Church had this to say about having Jermaine back in his New Jersey congregation after being kicked off the show for having outstanding warrants in his name:
“He’s well-loved and accepted here. We serve a forgiving God. Everyone has made mistakes in their lives. Hopefully when you make those mistakes you’ve learned from them and become a better person.”
As always, stay tuned for more of the latest “Idol” news! For one final treat, you can check out a new video for Brooke White’s Jack and White below.