Lauren Alaina delighted us in the top 9 last night with a hit that Kelly Clarkson performed on AI season 1.

Last night on American Idol 2011 Lauren Alaina performed one of the greatest songs most people will ever hear. It was Aretha Franklins’ “You Make Me Feel (Like a Natural Woman).” Her spin was R&B and Country mixed together. She had “countrol” going on. Ya hear? “I’m gaining back my confidence week by week,” she noted.

What did the judges think?

Steven Tyler – She’s a natural born woman now, and he loves her voice.

Jennifer Lopez – “She’s amazing, yes!”

Randy Jackson – “You probably picked one of the most difficult (songs) – where I wasn’t jumping up and down I think you did a good job on it. … You did a good job.”

What did you guys think?

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