At age eight, Alaina entered the talent competition of the Southern Stars Pageant and won.
The next year she was selected to perform on the Kids talent stage at Chattanooga's Riverbend Festival.
On May 25, 2011, Alaina was declared the runner-up.
Following Idol, Alaina was signed to Interscope Records, Mercury Nashville and 19 Recordings.
"We are all different and that's what makes us all beautiful. It will have some fun songs and sad songs – a little bit of what my life has been like over the past few years." In September and October 2016, Alaina filmed her very first movie The Road Less Traveled.
The film centers on Charlotte (Alaina) who is struggling with balancing her upcoming wedding with her songwriting career. "I had an eating disorder for like four years, and I was just lost," she says of her battle with bulimia. "I was fifteen on American Idol, and everybody had something to say," Alaina continued.
George was gay, of course, but there has long been speculation about the nature of the pair's relationship and how far it went. Since then he has dedicated his life to their joint art foundation in Dallas, Texas, and its discreet work helping struggling young artists.
The couple (left) set up the Goss-Michael Foundation while they were together.
Rousey never managed to get her footing against Nunes, who rocked Rousey with her very first punches.
Rousey showed little defensive acumen as she staggered and stumbled backward with Nunes relentlessly pursuing her and landing multiple shots.
On October 22, 2011, Alaina performed at Opry Goes Pink, a benefit concert at the Grand Ole Opry for Women for the Cure.