If you got tired of hearing Randy Jackson tell American Idol contestants they were “in it to win it” this season, you weren’t alone. In a funny and freewheeling Idoloonies interview, Season 10 runner-up Lauren Alaina explains why she and her fellow finalists dreaded hearing those words from the Dawg, and further scratches her head about Randy’s season-long commentary about her return to being the girl the judges fell in love with at the Nashville auditions.
Lauren also shares what moment of the competition made her worry she was “in a sandpit and sinking fast,” which week she wound up feeling like a ghost had walked in front of her, and why she fought for a change in the arrangement for her memorable performance of “Anyway.” Press play below on all three parts of our video to experience those gems, plus Lauren’s thoughts on Marilyn Monroe, cowboy boots, and that time a scrubs-sporting doctor took to the Idol stage to talk about the health of her singing voice. (Oh, and stick around for some after-the-credits, bonus Idol trivia!) And to get all my continued updates on your favorite Idol contestants — including future interviews with Scotty McCreery, Haley Reinhart, and Casey Abrams — follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!