But "Like My Mother Does" has a history. Lauren's not even the first Idol singer to record it! That would be Season 7's Kristy Lee Cook, who sang it on her 2008 post-Idol album Why Wait. Country singer Jesse Lee released her version last year (2010).
So why is the song a hit now after two attempts that came up short? Well, it seems to be a case of everything falling into place just right. The most convincing vocal of the song yet. Plus the emotional performance Lauren gave on the Idol finale -- where she left the stage to sing the song directly to her mom in the audience.
So what do the other versions sound like? To satisfy that curiousity, I've posted all three below. Listen and see what you think!