Haley Reinhart Advances to American Idol Top 4 Week

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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.