Haley Reinhart performing on the Idols Live Tour
September 9, 1990 |
Wheeling, Illinois, U.S.
|Genres||Rock, pop, blues, jazz, soul|
|Labels||19 (2011-present), Interscope Records (2011-2012)|
Haley Reinhart (born September 9, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter from Wheeling, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, who placed third in the tenth season of American Idol. In July 2011, Reinhart was signed to 19 and Interscope Records. Her debut album Listen Up! was released on May 22, 2012 to critical acclaim. Reinhart left Interscope Records in November 2012 but is still signed to 19 Entertainment.
Early life 
Haley Reinhart was born in Wheeling, Illinois, on September 9, 1990, to Patti Miller-Reinhart and Harry Reinhart. Both her parents are musicians. She began singing when she was 8 years old, and she performed with her parents’ band, Midnight, which covers rock songs from the 1960s and 1970s. She attended Mark Twain Elementary School, O.W. Holmes Middle School, and Wheeling High School. After graduating from high school in 2009, Reinhart attended Harper College in Palatine, Illinois, in 2009–2010, studying jazz. She 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.
2009–11: American Idol 
Reinhart first auditioned for the ninth season of American Idol, in Chicago, but did not advance to the Hollywood round, however, she returned the following year for the tenth season of Idol in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and advanced.
In the group round of the competition her group mates included fellow finalist Paul McDonald. Later in the second solo round, she performed "God Bless the Child", impressing the judges. In Vegas Round, she grouped up with fellow finalists Naima Adedapo, and Jacob Lusk, performing The Beatles's "The Long and Winding Road".
She is the only season 10 contestant who has over one million views on four of her YouTube performance videos: her renditions of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep", Elton John's "Bennie and the Jets" Ben E. King's "I (Who Have Nothing)", and her version of "House of the Rising Sun". Every video reached the one million views in less than a month. Her version of "Rolling in the Deep" reached over 2.4 million views before it was taken down, and as of now Reinhart's re-uploaded version of "Rolling in the Deep" has reached 6 million views so far. Her version of "House of the Rising Sun" reached 1.5 million views as of November 20, 2011, was taken down, and again reached over 1 million views. Her version of "I Who Have Nothing" reached 2 million views as of January 30, 2012, and her rendition of "Bennie and the Jets" reached 2 million views on April 2, 2012. All of these videos have been taken down.
She was also the only contestant in season 10 who received three standing ovations from the judges in consecutive weeks: "The House of the Rising Sun", Ben E. King's "I (Who Have Nothing)" and Led Zeppelin's "What Is and What Should Never Be". Her performance of "Moanin'", with fellow contestant Casey Abrams during the Top 8 results show, also received a standing ovation from the judges and was considered one of the best duets and performances of the season. During the American Idol Finale, Reinhart sang "Steppin' Out with My Baby" alongside jazz singer Tony Bennett which also received a standing ovation.
Musician and celebrity support 
She received notable musician and celebrity support from Robert Plant, Lady Gaga, Jimmy Page, Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert, Tom Hanks, Blake Lewis, Melinda Doolittle, Kris Allen, Ellen DeGeneres, and others, who picked Reinhart as their favorite Season 10 contestant. Robert Plant and Jimmy Page contacted Idol producers and offered Reinhart the opportunity to sing a Led Zeppelin song for Top 3 week.
|Episode||Theme||Song choice||Original artist||Order #||Result|
|Audition||Auditioner's Choice||"Oh! Darling"||The Beatles||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round,||First Solo||"Breathless"||Corinne Bailey Rae||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round, Part 2||Group Performance||"Carry On Wayward Son"||Kansas||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round, Part 3||Second Solo||"God Bless the Child"||Billie Holiday||N/A||Advanced|
|Las Vegas Round||Songs of The Beatles
|"The Long and Winding Road"||The Beatles||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round Final||Final Solo||"Baby It's You"||The Shirelles||N/A||Advanced|
|Top 24 (12 Women)||Personal Choice||"Fallin'"||Alicia Keys||9||Advanced|
|Top 13||Your Personal Idol||"Blue"||LeAnn Rimes||7||Bottom 31|
|Top 12||Year You Were Born||"I'm Your Baby Tonight"||Whitney Houston||5||Bottom 32|
|Top 11||Motown||"You've Really Got a Hold on Me"||The Miracles||6||Safe|
|Top 113||Elton John||"Bennie and the Jets"||Elton John||11||Safe|
|Top 9||Rock & Roll Hall of Fame||"Piece of My Heart"||Erma Franklin||2||Safe|
|Top 8||Songs from the Movies||"Call Me"||Blondie||6||Bottom 34|
|Top 7||Songs from the 21st Century||"Rolling in the Deep"||Adele||3||Bottom 34|
|Top 6||Carole King||Duet "I Feel the Earth Move"
with Casey Abrams
|Top 5||Songs from Now and Then||"You and I"||Lady Gaga||5||Safe|
|"The House of the Rising Sun"||Traditional||10|
|Top 4||Songs That Inspire||"Earth Song"||Michael Jackson||2||Safe|
|Leiber & Stoller Songbook||"I (Who Have Nothing)"||Ben E. King||5|
|Top 3||Contestant's Choice||"What Is and What Should Never Be"||Led Zeppelin||3||Eliminated|
|Jimmy Iovine's Choice||"Rhiannon"||Fleetwood Mac||6|
|Judges' Choice||"You Oughta Know"||Alanis Morissette||9|
- ^Note 1 When Ryan Seacrest announced the results for this particular night, Reinhart was among the Bottom 3 but declared safe second, as Ashthon Jones was eliminated.
- ^Note 2 When Ryan Seacrest announced the results for this particular night, Reinhart was among the Bottom 3 but declared safe second, as Karen Rodriguez was eliminated.
- ^Note 3 Due to the judges using their one save on Casey Abrams, the Top 11 remained intact for another week, when two contestants were eliminated.
- ^Note 4 Reinhart was saved first from elimination.
Post Idol career 
2011–present: Listen Up! and other projects 
After her elimination, Reinhart had reportedly signed to Interscope Records, as per the implication of AI executive producer and director Nigel Lythgoe's tweet, which read: "Jimmy played me a song for Haley's record yesterday. Let's hope all the people that are professing love buy it and give her a great start." On May 28, 2011, Reinhart and the other American Idol top 4 performed at the opening of the new Microsoft Store at Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta, Georgia. On June 2, 2011, Reinhart was interviewed on Live with Regis and Kelly. She performed "House of The Rising Sun" on the show. On June 17, 2011, TVLine released an interview between Reinhart and Michael Slezak. They discussed her life before Idol, her "cannon fodder" edit on the show, her unfair treatment by the judges, her unique song choices that became known as "some of the best on Idol ever", and her future. Slezak crowned her TVLine's favorite Season 10 contestant and thanked her for "kicking ass" and being "a risk-taker and awesome". In less than a week, the article became the most commented on article on the website.
Reinhart is currently being managed by 19 Entertainment alongside fellow Idol season ten contestants Pia Toscano and James Durbin. Reinhart, along with the rest of the Top 11, toured the country as a part of the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2011, which ended on September 10, 2011. Reinhart, along with fellow contestants Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, and James Durbin, released a Walmart Exclusive EP with her highlights from season 10 on American Idol. The tracks feature some of her popular performances such as "House of the Rising Sun" and "Bennie and the Jets" as well as a previously unreleased recording of "You Oughta Know".
On July 26, 2011, it was confirmed that Reinhart signed to 19/Interscope Records. Reinhart will release her debut album through 19 Recordings and Interscope Records. She is currently in the studio working and writing on her album. She stated she's recorded a few songs so far, and the sound direction is more of an R&B/soul music with jazzy influences. She is in the process of picking her first single, and hopes the album will be out early next year. On August 16, 2011, Reinhart was an artist featured in the Huffington Post's article entitled "15 New, Young Artists On The Rise".
Reinhart and former American Idol Season 10 contestant, Casey Abrams, recorded a holiday song, "Baby, It's Cold Outside", which released on November 21, 2011. The official video was released on November 15, 2011. The Idol duo performed "Baby It's Cold Outside" and the Beatles' "All My Loving" in The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, and on Windy City Live. Prior the release of her album, Reinhart performed at Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse in New Orleans, singing a jazz version of "God Bless the Child". He then asked her to perform with him again at Carnegie Hall this upcoming October. She performed an acoustic version of Wild Horses with Slash and Myles Kennedy on February 18, 2012 at the Power of Love Gala for Muhammad Ali. Slash tweeted "Myles Kennedy & I performing "Wild horses" w/amazing vocalist, @haleyreinhart for tonight's Ali event. Fn' cool." Reinhart also lead the birthday song to Ali.
For her debut album Listen Up!, Reinhart has stated that she wants to have an "organic" feel to it, stating, "I want it to be real and I want it to have substance. Depth on different levels is so important to me...I want people to be able to run away with my melodies and get lost in them and take the lyrics and be able to relate to them." She has written or co-written the tracks on her album.
The first single of Reinhart's debut album is entitled "Free" which is produced by Busbee. The single was released on March 20. She has performed "Free" and two other songs, "Wasted Tears" and "Hit the Ground Running" at various venues, including the Hard Rock Cafe. "Hit the Ground Running" was written by Reinhart, Aimée Proal and Mike Elizondo. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Reinhart revealed the names of some of the tracks of her album. The song first debuted number six on the Philippine Charts, but later on reached itself to top 2. In addition to "Free", "Hit the Ground Running", and "Wasted Tears", other songs on her album will include "Keep Coming Back", "Undone", and "Oh My" which will feature B.o.B. Reinhart's debut album Listen Up! was released on May 22, 2012, and can be pre-ordered through her website. The album has gained much support on Twitter from Adam Lambert and Kris Allen.
Reinhart guest starred on 90210 on the Season 4 episode 20 Blue Ivy and performed her single "Free."
On April 11, 2012, it was announced that Haley would be a part of the 2012 Lollapalooza lineup.
"Undone" was featured in the big screen in the movie, Step Up Revolution. "Free" was featured on So You Think You Can Dance. "Undone" was sung on the twelfth season of American Idol by Rachel Hale on the last day of Hollywood Week in a sing-off competition against Stephanie Schimel and advanced to the top 40.
In 2013, Reinhart traveled to Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia and held her mini concert and promo for the twelfth season of American Idol. In Jakarta, Reinhart was a musical guest on the X Factor Indonesia singing "Bennie and the Jets."
Reinhart will soon be releasing her new album which will be going away from the mold of Listen Up! It was originally announced that she would be releasing an EP, however Reinhart and her team have quantified several songs that would indicate another possible studio album. A know song that has been reported to be on the album is a cover song many people have mentioned to her that she should record and is presumed to be Oh! Darling.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Sales|
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Sales
|2012||"Free"||104||US: 61,000||Listen Up!|
Promotional singles 
|Year||Song||Peak chart positions||Sales||Album|
|2011||"Baby, It's Cold Outside"
(featuring Casey Abrams)
|120||27||30||US: 25,000||Non-album single|
Extended plays 
|American Idol Season 10
Highlights: Haley Reinhart
Music videos 
|2011||"Baby, It's Cold Outside" (with Casey Abrams)||Unknown|
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