Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Getting to Know American Idol's Haley Reinhart

Haley Reinhart - Contestants - American Idol

American Idol Season 10 Top 11 finalist Haley Reinhart is 20 years old and comes from Wheeling, IL. Reinhart first auditioned for Season 9 of American Idol in Chicago, but unfortunately did not advance to the Hollywood round. Haley then auditioned for American Idol Season 10 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was put through to Hollywood, eventually making it through to the Top 24. She is currently a contestant in the Top 11.

Adorable Haley Reinhart has a sexy-innocence to her, like a young Hollywood starlet or ingenue. The judges, especially Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, are totally smitten by Haley. After Haley sang LeAnn Rimes' "Blue", Steven said, “That was beautiful. You can hear the rest of the country roaring. You did such a good job today. So, so fine.” He thinks Haley has "the right amount of style and just the right amount of sexy." Jennifer Lopez thinks Haley can do things with her voice that no one else in the competition can. “You do really special things. It’s so unique to you. Really special.” Randy Jackson agrees, “I like that you can do anything."

Haley's favorite quote: "I believe everything happens for an important reason. And with this, I always say, 'Que sera -- whatever will be, will be.'" Haley's musical influences are all over the map! They include 50's Motown, classic rock, funk, blues, disco and pop!

Haley Reinhart was born on September 9, 1990 to Patti Miller-Reinhart and Harry Reinhart, both musicians. Haley began singing when she was only 8 years old, and she performed with her parents’ band Midnight, which covers rock songs from the ’60s and ’70s. She attended Mark Twain Elementary School and Wheeling High School. After graduating high school in 2009, Reinhart attended Harper College in Palatine, Illinois in 2009-2010, where she studied jazz. She has performed at the 2009 Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland with her high school's jazz band and at Harper College with the college's Jazz Ensemble and the Jazz Lab.

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