The show must go on, and Lauren Alaina almost learned that the hard way. The 'American Idol' contestant barely made it on stage for the season finale of the hit singing show due to laryngitis.

According to Us Weekly, Alaina's voice was in such bad shape Tuesday they had recently-booted contestant Haley Reinhart in rehearsals in case Alaina had to withdraw from the competition.

However, the singer powered through Tuesday night's performances, and it was revealed she blew a vocal chord while practicing in the afternoon. After receiving emergency medical treatment to get her voice in singing shape, she hit the stage.

"I'm here, I'm ready to sing and I'm fine," Alaina told host Ryan Seacrest on the show. "Don't worry about it."