Haley Reinhart Has a Moment on American Idol

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Haley Reinhart had a moment on American Idol last night.

That's what Randy Jackson said about the finalist's cover of "I Who Have Nothing." Haley was joined on stage by a string section and responded perfectly to Lady GaGa's advice to give fans "drama."

Reinhart surely did, as J. Lo deemed it "one of the best performances of the year."

Prior to this incredible rendition, Haley delivered a somewhat shaky version of Michael Jackson's "Earth Song." The judges questioned her song choice and we've posted a video of it below for readers to sound off on. Enjoy!

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What explains the hatred and viciousness in many of the comments below, if not jealousy? Is some far-right religious group orchestrating a hate-campaign against her? Haley is more than just a brilliant singer: She is warm, compassionate, idealistic young woman with intelligence, soul, conviction and presence. Those who hear her sing can't get enough of her. Haley reminds me of Billie Holiday, and I can also see her doing Judy Garland songs. She brings back elements that have long been absent in the music scene: charm, delight, depth, sensitivity. She brings chills and thrills, especially when she sings softly.

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Haley is totally awesome. I know a lot of people think she may not be the best due to her comparatively inferior range, skill and technique (especially to Thia, Pia, Jacob, James) but her eccentricity just lures people, like me, to enjoying her performances. Others just have a lot of cookie-cutter qualities but Haley is very unique; thus she still propels through the competition...

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James was the best and i don't like that kind of music..Scotty is so boring but is a good kid.. nope..Lauren will be good someday.. Haley is a good who voted for her..really..AI isn't a good show anymore and I hope Ford and Coke drop them they need sponsors that more represent whats really going on like Charmin..toliet paper ect..

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PS I miss Simon. I miss criticism.

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socar roger, I agree with you. People vote for her b/c of her looks and stage performance. sure that is part of it but her singing is not great. sure she can sing a few songs but she is not nearly as good as James Pia Casey Paul, Lauren, or Scotty. She needs to be more consistent. How can she take James spot?! She is raly getting on my nerves. She needs to go home.

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No one is jealous of haley, omg look at her, i turn off my tv when is her turn to sing, america send the best one home jacob, james n pia....n look at her last nite, how dare she answer bck to jlo n randy, dnt have manners n wait for her turn to speak, no respect at all, when she look angry when jlo n randy gve her some good advice n shes kinda roll her eyes i wnna go there n slap her...i hate u haley go hme n sing infront of casey bz u dnt deserve it...u sream when u cnt reach da high note like james n lauren they gt it n they're better than u....

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Go lauren, ill vote for u...but to u haley go hme man u gt a ugly voice, u sream like a cow, u sounds like a thunder, n u look ugly on that short, so go lauren...n america dnt vote for haley....shes nt a singer shes a screamer

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I was hoping james gna win this american idol thing or lauren...i hate hayle, lauren is better than her n james too, i hate hayles voice, shes nt a good singer, i dnt wna wtch american idol cause james gone, bt i hope n i wish lauren gna win...go home hayle, dats where james should sit n u dnt deserve it n you're tking james position, go hme n b with casey...u scream like a witch...n i hate your voice..

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Ugh... go home, Haley! You scream, growl, cannot handle advice and look like a white trash slut with fake blonde hair. Figure it out! You can't sing and look like crap. Why America? Because Idol is rigged. First Daughtery, then Lambert, then Bowersox... all amazing, true talent, all cut because they didn't meet the Idol standard. Shame on you, Fox and Idol.

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Haley is a joke compared to James, Lauren and Scotty! Randy was exactly right in his honest criticism of her and she responded like a spoiled brat. Unless she's receiving rave reviews, Haley behaves like a jerk. She was incredibly rude and disrespectful to Randy, she all but flipped him off when all four singers were brought out on stage before singing their second songs. Can you imagine how she will act once she's a true recording artist and performer? If she's acting like a diva who is too good for constructive criticism on Idol, how will she act if she wins the whole thing? Come on America, open your eyes, she's only a decent singer and she's rude and classless. Scotty and Lauren are both incredibly talented and they are always gracious and polite. Haley is one low class act. Vote her out!

American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

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Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]
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