We know, we know. We sound like a broken record, but how did this girl not make it to the Top 2 on “American Idol”?! The mind reels…
Haley Reinhart paid a visit to “Live! With Regis and Kelly” on Thursday, June 2, where she chatted a little bit about the judges’ criticism of her performances throughout the competition and performed “House of the Rising Sun.” Spoiler Alert — she, once again, absolutely slays the song. Seriously, it’s gorgeous.
When asked by Kelly Ripa if she felt the judges — namely Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez — were extra hard on her, Haley says, “I could feel that way at times. The only thing I could think of that would make all that make sense is the fact that they liked to see what they could get out of me. They liked to get me all aggravated, the boiling point — they loved it!”
“He rooted for me throughout the whole thing,” Haley says of Steven Tyler. “He’s a good guy and we really got to see the soft, genuine side of him.”
Watch Haley’s performance of “House of the Rising Sun” below. Seriously. Do it right now: