Country fans Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina are to battle it out for the title of 'American Idol' tonight (24.05.11).

The two teenagers - who share a love of the genre - have become the remaining two contestants on the tenth season of the talent show after favourite Haley Reinhart was eliminated.

With Scotty aged 17 and Lauren just 16, it will be the youngest ever final matchup in the Fox show's history.

Throughout the competition, Scotty has impressed the judging panel - comprised of Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson - with his old-school country style, singing songs such as Garth Brooks' 'The River'.

Meanwhile, Lauren has also put in consistently good performances with her renditions of songs by her favourite country female artists, including Faith Hill and Shania Twain.

After her elimination, Haley said she couldn't decide which of her former opponents will win because they have such a similar style.

She said: "It's so close because they're in such a close lane together, as far as country goes."