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The Band Perry on Lauren Alaina's 'Idol' Performance of Their Song: 'It Was a Proud Moment'

The country newcomers comment on the 'American Idol' finalist's performance of "If I Die Young."

Lauren Alaina
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Jimmy Iovine chose the song for Top 3 finalist Lauren Alaina and it could be the performance that ushers the 16-year-old Rossville Georgia native straight to the finale. 

The tune: "If I Die Young" by country newcomers The Band Perry, whose latest self-titled debut landed at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart in October. 

So what did the Mississippi sibling trio think of the performance? "It was a proud moment," KimberlyNeil and Reid Perry said in a statement Thursday morning. "It's so exciting to see a song we wrote in our basement walk its way onto one of America's biggest stages. We wish Lauren much luck in the competition and thank her for lending such a sweet voice to our song."

Tune in for tonight's results show to see if Lauren makes it through this second-to-last elimination.