'American Idol' alumni - Seasons 1-12: Where are they now? (Photos)

Slideshow posted in Photos | Tuesday, August 06, 2013

24 of 31: Season 10 runner-up Lauren Alaina also took the country route following her stint on 'American Idol.'

Alaina released her debut album, 'Wildflower,' in October 2011, debuting at number five on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The album included the song 'Like My Mother Does,' which Alaina performed on the 'Idol' season finale in May 2011, and 'Eighteen Inches,' which was co-written by season 4 winner Carrie Underwood.

Alaina showed off a slimmer figure when she began promoting the album 'Wildflower,' dropping 25 pounds in five months. In 2013, Alaina performed her new single, 'Barefoot and Buckwild,' during season 12 of 'Idol.'

(Pictured: Lauren Alaina performing during the May 9, 2013 episode of season 12 of 'American Idol.') ( Photo / Michael Becker / FOX)