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Did Haley Reinhart Come Back and Make Top Three on 'American Idol' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 12th 2011 11:05PM
James Durbin, Scotty McCreery & Haley Reinhart, 'American Idol'Haley Reinhart had a rough night Wednesday night with the judges, and Randy Jackson in particular, on 'American Idol' (Thu., 8PM ET on FOX). On the results show, you could see even more clearly how unrattled he'd left her after saying she was "screaming" Michael Jackson's 'Earth Song.'

She came out and redeemed herself in the judges' eyes with Ben E. King's 'I (Who Have Nothing),' but did their remarks hurt her chances with America?

Coming into this week, Reinhart had faced the Bottom Three on four separate occasions. Of the other finalists, only Lauren has been in the Bottom, and that was just last week.


In other words, Reinhart needed to have an amazing night to work her way into the Top Three and get that "Hometown Hero" welcome promised for next week. Making it more difficult is the stigma of the early dominance of the men. The first five contestants eliminated from the Top 13 were women, so both Lauren and Haley were seen as long-shots for the Finals.

But Lauren was the first one announced safe this week, leaving Haley standing next to Scotty and James. Neither of the guys has ever been in the Bottom, so it seemed inevitable that she'd be the one to go.

Only it wasn't.

"After the nationwide vote," Ryan Seacrest said, "I can tell you two girls will be in the Top Three. Haley, you are safe."

Were you surprised Haley made it? Did you expect both girls to pull the upset over the boys?

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Haley sucks! She is not consistent - cannot take constructive criticism! She should have been the one go go home. I have always said the female contestants who feel the need to be on stage in shorts know they can't sing - a scrawny pair of legs ain't gonna do it nor will those ridiculous corky curls. Go home where you belong Haley.

May 17 2011 at 3:51 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

just as i expected... my previous comments were confirmed last knight. i said before, that tampering with the IDOL VOTING SYSTEM must be taking place. when the so called, final three... were announced last knight, it made me sick to see that again, foul play, even in a innocent compition had taken place..
myself and lots of my friends will no longer watch this joke of a show !!!
rick in va..

May 13 2011 at 9:07 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

America, do you know music at all? You got it wrong!! James is a hugh talent, far above the others.

May 13 2011 at 2:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I predict a big drop in audience numbers next week. What a joke! I can't remember the last time the best talent won. Idiots. Not that the others don't have talent. Just not at the same level as James. Not sorry for James though. Like he's going to do just fine without Idol. Feel sorry for me. Next two weeks I will miss out on his brilliant performances. The other networks must be loving it. Finally will get some of there audience back.

May 13 2011 at 12:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Hey America, what is your idea of talent? First the whiney spoiled brat, that could not take critizen fro the judges an just mouthed off at them-is that the kind of person you want for an American Idol? She should have gone home a long time ago!!! James should be on the gold seat! Somthing is rotten in (American Idol) James we love you!! Scotty too an Lauren.

May 13 2011 at 11:23 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

I disagree with the method of voting. Two times in this season we can see two big mistakes sending home Pia and James. The voters chose a three times bottom-girl.

May 13 2011 at 11:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Haley? Really? She is a whiney spoiled little punk kid who needs a dose of reality. She belongs on a cruise ship or a casino lounge. This show must be fixed. I wish Simon would come back because these three do not have the guts to tell these people the cold hard truth when they need to hear it. Haley so totally sucked on Wednesday night and it was not the first time

May 13 2011 at 10:44 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to gary122555's comment

yep gary but too bad shes that good i mean shes that good
and reality for haley will be in alot of better ways you can imagine..

May 13 2011 at 11:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Gary, you are SO RIGHT, apparently Pete here on this page, is locked in the bathroom with a tv and a jar of lubricant, lol lol He is SO INTO HALEY, I cannot BELIEVE HE HAS NOT BASHED YOUR COMMENT YET, LOL LOL. OR MAYBE, he only bashes womens comments, like the P----y he is, lol lol

May 13 2011 at 2:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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May 13 2011 at 4:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down

according to the 4 people that were lefted only and only haley had standing O's
not once or twice but 3 times that proves to me shes the one
if you get the judges on thier feet is a great accomplishment
and 2 of her standing O's came before she got thrown under the bus
god bless haley

May 13 2011 at 10:42 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Steven's face says it all. She needs to be more humble, will go along way in the final voting. Think I will stick to watching the Voice and X Factor.

May 13 2011 at 10:38 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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After Earth Song, Steven emphatically told Haley, "Don't listen to them! They're both wrong!" On Eonline, he told Ryan later that night, "Randy's not a singer...She nailed it. She used her voice just the way she was supposed to...she delivered it like the blue plate special, it was just so good...it showed she had emotion, and it showed she could sing...(the bussing) pissed me off...the best singers have character...The best ones are the ones us ordinary folks can find character in…not just the great singing…If you watch Reinhart up there, every bad comment she gets, it rolls right off. That’s how good she is. The one thing I’m a little afraid of, America’s been wrong before. The very one that (ultimately) came out on top, didn’t win first, right? They were on the back lines? Sometimes that character is a little bit to push people away."

November 11 2011 at 4:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

If the guys were so strong this season, why are there two girls in the top three? Obviously there is an issue with the voting system. Just by everyone's comments, you can see that 8 out of 10 people thought Haley was going home. Most people don't even like her attitude or stance. I personally think she's a stuck up, know-it-all and probably won't make it very fair regardless of how she does on American Idol.

May 13 2011 at 10:18 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

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