Haley Reinhart Advances to American Idol Top 4 Week

Haley Reinhart, Wheeling
Haley Reinhart in top form back in March before voting for American Idol Season 10 (2011) semifinals.

May 5 Update
Haley Reinhart is one week away from a hometown parade in Wheeling, similar to the hometown parade held for Lee DeWyze last year in Mount Prospect. If she survives the American Idol voting next week, Haley will be back in Wheeling for a hometown celebration as the three other American Idol finalists celebrate in their hometowns.

Haley Reinhart & Casey Abrams performing The Animals’ ‘House of the Rising Sun’.

“You’ve grown by leaps and bounds on this show. I’m remembering when you just started with us … like … dude, you blossomed. You’re so good now. That was amazing.”

— Randy Jackson

“Sweet and sour. Raspy. I can really related to that, and that really sells a song. I think you sold everybody tonight.”

— Steven Tyler

“I don’t know if you came out a little angry at us from before? Whatever that little emotion was in the beginning … like ‘I don’t care I’m gonna sing by but off right now.’ That song has never been sang (sic) like that before. Great job.”

— Jennifer Lopez

April 28 Update
With a smile on her face she showed the world Thursday night — Haley Rinehart was the first American Idol to discover she was safe to advance to next week. Casey Abrams, was eliminated after both performed a duet of Carole King’s ‘I Feel the Earth Move’ Wednesday night.

Haley Reinhart & Casey Abrams performing Carole King’s ‘I Feel The Earth Move’.

Haley Reinhart performing Carole King’s ‘Beautiful’.

“I didn’t love the beginning but the end was great. The end was were I got a little bit more excited, the beginning was a little boring for me.”

— Randy Jackson

“You have one of the best voices in this competition. Amazing.”

— Jennifer Lopez

“I just saw God. I heard God in your voice. You nailed it.”

— Steven Tyler

April 21 Update

Although she’s been in the bottom three on four occasions, Haley Reinhart performed and survived at a fever pitch to the final six on Thursday.

Haley Reinhart’s performance of Adele’s Rolling In The Deep.

“I think that you chose a perfect direction for you. I think Adele is
an amazing artist, I think she is an amazing singer, and I think you
have that amazing thing as a singer in you as well.”
— Randy Jackson

I thought it was a great performance as well … you did what you do the best, and there’s a reason it’s the number one record in America right now … they like that feeling, and you’ve got that in your voice.”
— Steven Tyler

“It takes a lot of guts to take on a record that everybody knows so well right now. And you have to sing it just as good, if not better … you brought a little bit of Haley to it in certain moments, and I
thought that’s where you really shined.”

— Jennifer Lopez

April 14, 2011 Update

Haley Reinhart has survived as on of American Idol’s seven remaining contestants as Paul McDonald who was eliminated. Reinhart was among the bottom three vote recipients.

Haley Reinhart’s performance of Blondie’s Call Me.

“Listen, honest, I didn’t love the beginning of it. At the end, you started getting into the song.”
— Randy Jackson

“The chorus was beautiful.”
— Steven Tyler

“… it wasn’t the best. After two killer performances like you just gave, baby, you’ve got to just keep taking it higher and higher.”
— Jennifer Lopez

April 7, 2011 Update
The news of the night was the upset drop of ‘American Idol front-runner Pia Toscano. But local news is Haley Reinhart is still showing strong.

Haley Reinhart sings Janis Joplin’s song, “Piece of My Heart”, on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Night on American Idol on Wednesday, April 6, 2011.

“I’m never upset, never mad, but this makes me mad,”

— Randy Jackson

“I have no idea what just happened here. I’m shocked and angry.”

— Jennifer Lopez

“A lack of passion is unforgivable.” [Directed at voters]

— Steven Tyler

March 30, 2011 Update
All three judges give a big thumbs up for Haley’s cover “Bennie and the Jets” Wednesday night on American Idol.

Bennie and the Jets performed by Haley Reinhart Wednesday March 30, 2011.

“That was it, Haley!”
— Jennifer Lopez

“Best performance of the night.”
— Randy Jackson

“You Sing Sexy.”
— Steven Tyler

She’s got momentum. Could a cover song from Cher be in the wings?

March 23, 2011 Update

Haley Reinhart performs ” You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me ” on Smokey Robinson & The Miracles ” American Idol Motown Night.

Haley Reinhart was relieved to find herself off the ‘bottom three’ after settling there for the two prior weeks of American Idol Season 10.

“Started a little bit rough,” as the song progressed, but “came roaring back”
— Randy Jackson

“That was beautiful. You don’t look a day over fabulous.”
— Steven Tyler

““Effortless control in your voice … Wherever you’re thinking, that’s where it goes.”
— Jennifer Lopez

March 9, 2011 Update (Dialidol.com for Wednesday night) …
Haley Reinhart, 20, was one of 13 finalists who sang on Wednesday’s pretaped two-hour show. As before, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez liked Reinhart’s performance, but Randy Jackson thought her performance was a little boring.

Jennifer Lopez classified Haley’s voice as diverse, with America getting to know her.

Tonight’s elimination on American Idol is at 7 p.m. on Fox, and will be live.

March 3, 2011 …
Here are the finalists for the ‘American Idol’ Top 10

Casey Abrams
Naima Adedapo WC
Lauren Alaina
James Durbin
Ashthon Jones WC
Stefano Langone WC
Jacob Lusk
Scotty McCreery
Paul McDonald
Thia Megia
Haley Reinhart — Wheeling local favorite is IN!
Karen Rodriguez
Pia Toscano

WC= Wild Card Advance

Wild Cards Eliminated
Jovany Barreto
Kendra Chantelle
Robbie Rosen

Haley Reinhart was chosen by voters as one of 10 “American Idol” finalists. There are two local finalists: husky-voiced Haley Reinhart, 20, of Wheeling, and Casey Abrams, of Wilmette. The three wild card contestants were picked by judges Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, and Randy Jackson.

The American Idol 2011 top 13 will perform next Wednesday at at 7 p.m. on Fox (Comcast Channel 12/190 HD), with eliminations scheduled for Thursday.

What Channel broadcasts American Idol?
In Arlington Heights on Comcast …
WFLD FOX is Channel 12 for standard definition
WFLD FOX Channel 190 HD for High Definition WFLDDT (FOX)

In Arlington Heights on WOW! Internet and Cable TV …
WFLD FOX is Channel 03 for standard definition
WFLD FOX Channel 202 HD for High Definition WFLDDT (FOX)

More info …

American Idol — americanidol.com

Haley Reinhart on Wikipedia — en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haley_Reinhart

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