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Lauren Alaina, Scotty McCreery Up for 'American Idol' Crown

PRNewsFoto/Zumobi(LOS ANGELES) -- Sixteen-year-old Lauren Alaina and 17-year-old Scotty McCreery will compete for the American Idol crown next week.  It's the youngest American Idol finale match-up in the show's history.

Haley Reinhart was voted off on Thursday night's results show and sang Elton John's "Bennie and the Jets" for her swan song.  Some 95 million votes were cast after Wednesday's performance show, more than for any non-finale show in American Idol history.

Also during the results show, teenage Italian tenor trio Il Volo performed the opera standard "O Sole Mio," and Nicole Scherzinger debuted her new single "Right There," featuring 50 Cent.

American Idol's final two episodes start next Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. ET on Fox.  The season 10 winner will be crowned in a star-studded episode airing live from Los Angeles Wednesday night.

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Pia Toscano's 'American Idol' Elimination; Sexism to Blame?

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Some are calling it the most shocking American Idol elimination ever, while other critics say Pia Toscano's departure from American Idol reveals the underlying sexism of voters on the most popular show on television.

The announcement came after a rollicking performance by Iggy Pop, in which he shed his shirt to belt out "Real Wild Child." As host Ryan Seacrest said Toscano's name, the crowd's enthusiasm disappeared. The audience shouted "no" while the judges looked stunned. Jennifer Lopez, on the verge of tears, said she was angry and speechless. Randy Jackson echoed her anger and Steven Tyler told America their "lack of passion was unforgivable."

Toscano, who was believed to be a finale shoe-in, was sent packing Thursday making her the fifth female in a row booted off the show this season.

"If you look at the last three seasons of American Idol, three out of the four final contestants have been men every single time," said Dalton Ross, editor at Entertainment Weekly. "If you look... the last three seasons of American Idol, three out of the four final contestants have been men every single time. With only two women left now, it looks like we're headed in that same direction."

Not since Jordin Sparks won four years ago has a female taken the Idol crown, and one theory is that young girls, who have bolstered the careers of pop stars ranging from the Beatles to Justin Bieber, may be casting the majority of votes ... and hormones rule.

"Why vote for a gorgeous glamorous girl who might feel like competition to them when they could vote for a wonderful gorgeous cute boy that they can have a crush on?" said psychologist Wendy Walsh.

Now only two women remain, Illinois native Haley Reinhart and Georgia native Lauren Alaina, putting the odds in favor of another male Idol.

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Are 'American Idol's' Casey Abrams and Haley Reinhart a Couple?

PRNewsFoto/Zumobi(LOS ANGELES) -- Casey Abrams may have stolen a fellow contestant's heart while competing on American Idol.

In Touch magazine claims Abrams and fellow Idol top 11 singer Haley Reinhart are romancing one another. The magazine's source says Abrams and Reinhart, who are both 20 years old, have a "very touchy-feely relationship."

The source adds, "They’re always lying on each other when they’re around the other contestants and everybody thinks they’re hooking up."

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