Credit: Paula Steele’s Myspace Photo: Lauren Suddeth Preens in 2007

“You’re gonna make 40 million people cry,” Steven Tyler tells Lauren Suddeth during the American Idol promo. At only 15, Lauren barely makes the new eligibility requirements, but her voice evidently brings people to tears — in a good way, we’re assuming. This all-American girl hails from Rossville, Georgia. When she isn't singing, you can find her at Lakeview-fort Oglethorpe High School where she's a student and cheerleader. Gooooo Lauren!

Read Lauren Alaina's full bio.

Catch Lauren Suddeth's American Idol audition and see if you get a little misty-eyed:

Credit: FOX Photo: Lauren Alaina Suddeth: The Nashville Audition That Almost Made Jennifer Lopez Cry