It’s like the “American Idol” Top 12 girls didn’t really get started until Hallie Day took to the stage. There were a couple good ones before her, but we really thought she nailed “Feelin’ Good” by Nina Simone.

“Since day one, you know how I feel. I think you’re beautiful. I think your voice is real old-timey, old-fashioned and I hope that’s coming back. Adele proved that it will and I think that you’re goign to be part of it. Nice going,” says Steven Tyler. We completely agree.

“I was just enjoying it … As soon as I walk out, I scale the audience ’cause I have to know where [her husband Ryan] is ’cause then I feel better once I know,” says Hallie, after her performance.

Did you love Hallie Day as much as we did?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."