Hayden Panettiere Sings! And Isn't Awful!

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She's Celine Dion, in fact, compared to the likes of Brooke Hogan. And certainly Ashlee Simpson and Britney Spears, who don't even sing in concert.

Let's put it this way. When Hayden Panettiere made her live singing debut at the Capitol Fourth concert, she more than held her own... and made many teen boys hold theirs.

Hayden Hearts Barack

Sorry. But seriously, she's halfway decent - and this isn't her day job!

If her rendition of "Try" (see video below) were up against the likes of this season's crop of American Idol aspirants, Hayden would lose to the elite contenders - Jordin Sparks, Blake Lewis and Melinda Doolittle - but she'd give everyone else a good run.

Here's Hayden Panettiere signing in D.C. on Wednesday, July 4 ...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTDumsoU5iY[/youtube]

What do you think? Is Hayden Panettiere worthy of a record contract? Or is her producer, J.R. Rotem, only working with her so he can ... well, you know.

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Hayden Panettiere Biography

Hayden: InStyle UK Photo
Hayden Panettiere is a pretty and talented young star. You might know her from Heroes, though she has also starred in more than a dozen... More »
Born
Birthplace
Palisades, New York
Full Name
Hayden Leslie Panettiere