2009–2011: American Idol Overview
Reinhart first auditioned for the of American Idol, in Chicago, but did not advance to the Hollywood round. However, she returned the following year for the of Idol in, and advanced after singing ' "". Although she auditioned with two songs, the first being 's "," only her second song choice of "Oh! Darling" was aired on television.
She successfully progressed through the first Hollywood solo round after singing "" single männer bad wildungen by. In the group round of Hollywood week, her group mates included fellow finalist, and she advanced even after forgetting some of the lyrics to "." Later in the second solo round, she performed "", impressing the judges and making a comeback from her weaker group performance. In the Vegas Round, she grouped up with fellow finalists and to perform 's "," which earned all three contestants a spot among the final 48 competitors. Reinhart was selected by the judges to be a semi-finalist after her final Hollywood solo performance, and she was later voted into the Top 12 finalists after singing "Fallin'" by Alicia Keys during the live semi-final show. Although she was among the bottom three singers on four occasions during the finals, she advanced through to the penultimate week of the competition after giving memorable performances of "" and "" during Top 5 week and Top 4 week, respectively. She was eliminated in third place behind and, who were announced as having progressed to the finale. She sang "" for her farewell encore performance. Although often harshly criticized by the judges for her song choice and stage presence, she was considered a fan-favorite and a in the competition.
She is the only season 10 contestant who has over one million views on six of her YouTube performance videos: her renditions of 's ","'s "Bennie and the Jets," "I (Who Have Nothing)," and her version of "House of the Rising Sun." Every video reached the milestone in less than a month. Her performance of "Rolling in the Deep" reached over 2.4 million views before it was taken down, and now, single tanzkurs bad homburg after several removals and re-uploads, the most popular version has reached nearly half a million views. Her interpretation of "House of the Rising Sun" reached 1.5 million views as of November 20, 2011, was taken down, and currently holds 3,000,000 views. Her version of "I Who Have Nothing" reached 2 million views as of January 30, 2012, and her rendition of "Bennie and the Jets" reached 2 million views on April 2, 2012. All of these videos have been taken down several times and replaced with alternate versions. Her performance of "" hit 1,000,000 views in March 2014. The video of her audition performance of "Oh! Darling" reached 1,000,000 views in March 2016.
Reinhart was also the only contestant in season 10 who received three standing ovations from the judges in consecutive weeks: "The House of the Rising Sun," "I (Who Have Nothing)," and 's "." Her performance of "" with fellow contestant during the Top 8 results show also received a standing ovation from the judges and was considered one of the best duets and performances of the season. During the American Idol Finale, Reinhart sang "" alongside jazz singer which also received a standing ovation.
In preparation for the January 6, 2016 premiere partnersuche pfaffenhofen an der ilm of American Idol's, ranked Reinhart's cover of "Bennie and the Jets" as the series' 14th best performance, ranked the performance as the 6th best in Idol history, and ranked it 1st on their list of the "17 Most Iconic American Idol Performances of All Time." Reinhart's performance of "The House of the Rising Sun" was included at number 9 on 's list of the "10 Most Memorable Idol Performances of All-Time." In addition, Reinhart appeared twice on 's list of "American Idol's Top 100 Live Performances." She was listed at number 68 for her interpretation of "Bennie and the Jets" and peaked on the list at number 18 for her cover of "The House of the Rising Sun." Additionally, Reinhart was ranked 26 out of 168 on 's comprehensive list ranking all of the American Idol finalists from worst to best based on over-all performance within the scope of their respective seasons. She was praised for her "wildly uneven" performances and her fearlessness in confronting the judges about their critiques, factors which contributed to her being "one of the more convincing rocker-chicks to grace the Idol stage."
Musician and celebrity support
She received notable musician and celebrity support from,,,,,,,,,, and others, who picked Reinhart as their favorite Season 10 contestant. Gaga cleared Reinhart's performance of "" during Top 5 week, while Plant and Page contacted Idol producers and offered Reinhart the opportunity to sing a Led Zeppelin song for Top 3 week.
|Episodeamerican idol jena single||Theme||Song choice||Original artist||Order #||Result|
|Audition||Auditioner's Choice||"" (unaired)||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round,1||First Solo||""||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round, Part 2||Group Performance|| "" |
with and others
|Hollywood Round, Part 3||Second Solo||""||N/A||Advanced|
|Las Vegas Round|| Songs of The Beatles |
| "" |
with and Jacob Lusk
|Hollywood Round Final||Final Solo||""||N/A||Advanced|
|Top 24 (12 Women)||Personal Choice||"Fallin'"||Alicia Keys||9||Advanced|
|Top 13||Your Personal Idol||""||7||Bottom 3|
|Top 12||Year You Were Born||""||5||Bottom 3|
|Top 11||""||Elton John||11||Safe|
|Top 9||Rock & Roll Hall of Fame||""||2||Safe|
|Top 8||Songs from the Movies||""||6||Bottom 3|
|Top 7||Songs from the 21st Century||""||3||Bottom 3|
|Top 6|| "" |
|Top 5||Songs from Now and Then||""||5||Safe|
|Top 4||Songs That Inspire||""||2||Safe|
|Top 3||Contestant's Choice||""||3||Eliminated|
| Notes |
2011–2013: Listen Up! and other projects
After her elimination, Reinhart had reportedly signed to, as per the implication of AI executive producer and director 's, which read: "Jimmy played me a song for Haley's record yesterday. Let's hope all the people that are professing love buy it and give her a great start." On May 28, 2011, Reinhart and the other American Idol top 4 performed at the opening of the new at Mall in Atlanta, Georgia. On June 2, 2011, Reinhart was interviewed on . She performed "House of The Rising Sun" on the show. On June 17, 2011, released an interview between Reinhart and Michael Slezak. They discussed her life before Idol, her "cannon fodder" edit on the show, her unfair treatment by the judges, her unique song choices that became known as "some of the best on Idol ever", and her future. Slezak crowned her TVLine's favorite Season 10 contestant and thanked her for "kicking ass" and being "a risk-taker and awesome". In less than a week, it garnered more responses than any other article on the site. Reinhart, along with the rest of the Top 11, toured the country as a part of the, which ended on September 10, 2011. Reinhart, along with fellow contestants,, and, released a Walmart Exclusive EP with her highlights from season 10 on American Idol. The tracks feature some of her popular performances such as "House of the Rising Sun" and "Bennie and the Jets" as well as a previously unreleased recording of "You Oughta Know". Reinhart's EP debuted at number 37 on the with sales of 14,000.
On July 26, 2011, it was confirmed that Reinhart signed to /. On August 16, 2011, Reinhart was an artist featured in the 's article entitled "15 New, Young Artists On The Rise". Reinhart spent 2011 and early 2012 working on her debut album, which she described as R&B/soul music with jazzy influences. For her debut album , Reinhart stated that she wanted to have an "organic" feel to it, stating, "I want it to be real and I want it to have substance. Depth on different levels is so important to me...I want people to be able to run away with my melodies and get lost in them and take the lyrics and be able to relate to them." She wrote or co-wrote the majority of the tracks on the album. Later, Reinhart and recorded a holiday song, a cover of "," which was released on November 21, 2011. The official video was released on November 15, 2011. The Idol duo performed "Baby, It's Cold Outside" and The Beatles's "" in The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival and on Windy City Live in Chicago. Additionally, she performed an acoustic version of "" with and on February 18, 2012, at the Power of Love Gala for.
The first single of her debut album, "", was produced by and released on March 20, 2012. To promote the single, she performed "Free" and two other songs from her album, "Wasted Tears" and "Hit the Ground Running" at various venues. The promotional events included a release concert at the in Hollywood and a TV guest spot on the "Blue Ivy" episode of . She also performed the single at the Parade in May 2012. The single reached number 104 on the and number 26 on the. "Free" achieved some success in the Philippines, as well. Reinhart's debut album was released on May 22, 2012 and debuted at number seventeen on the Billboard 200, with 20,000 copies sold.Listen Up! was highly praised by critics for its retro sound and neo-soul, funk, and jazz influences. As of 2016, Listen Up! has sold 77,000 copies. "Free" was used as the goodbye anthem for the ninth season of , while "Undone" was featured in and sung by Rachel Hale in the Hollywood Rounds on the of American Idol. In June 2012, Reinhart participated in the which aired after the. During the same month, she was also featured on a duet of "" on Casey Abrams'. On August 3, 2012, Reinhart performed songs from her debut album backed by her family on instrumentation and backup vocals at the 2012 festival, becoming the first American Idol contestant to achieve the feat. In October 2012, she performed several jazz songs at Carnegie Hall with. At the end of 2012, Reinhart was dropped from Interscope Records, supposedly due to poor album sales and chart performance; however, the official reason remains undisclosed.
In January 2013, Reinhart was the Critics' Choice performer on the second episode of the series Real Music Live. She performed "Oh My!" and then later joined the announcers for an interview in which she detailed how her life had changed since her run on Idol. Later in 2013, Reinhart traveled to Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia and held a mini promotional concert for the of American Idol. In Jakarta, Reinhart was a musical guest on the singing "." During the same year, Reinhart also attended an Ole song writing camp to write for artists at Westlake Studios. One of the songs she wrote, "Love Not War," was leaked online in May 2014. A song Reinhart originally co-wrote for Listen Up!, "Get Yourself Together," was recorded by finalist for her 2013 album, .
2014–2015: EP promotion, Postmodern Jukebox, viral recognition and F Is for Family
Reinhart announced that work had begun on an EP in 2013. Reinhart began an campaign in February 2014 to fund a music video for her new single, "Show Me Your Moves." In April, her song "Listen," later included in her second studio album, was used for a miniseries called . The Indiegogo campaign to fund the release of her music video became fully funded during the same month. The video was filmed in the in May 2014 over the span of eighteen hours with the help of a 40-person production team. The single and video were released on July 30, 2014. Throughout 2014, Reinhart performed several small-scale gigs in support for her EP, debuting several original songs in her performances at Room 5 Lounge in Los Angeles. She was joined on several occasions by Casey Abrams, as well as well-known songwriters Dylan Chambers and, who provided back-up instrumentation and vocals during her performances. In October 2014, Reinhart signed a deal with independent management company Ole, where they gained worldwide co-publishing rights to her existing and future work and also agreed to provide financial support for the recording of an EP. On November 13, 2014, Reinhart performed with Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra at the in, where she provided vocals for jazz versions of classic rock songs from Led Zeppelin, and.
In January 2015, Reinhart performed a routine in Los Angeles at IO West Comedy Club for 's improv show "Mo and Tell." She recalled a horrifying airplane experience as she attempted to leave Los Angeles and fly back to Chicago to visit her family for Christmas the December prior. She also served as the opening musical act for 's comedy show at in Los Angeles during the same year. Reinhart collaborated with Casey Abrams again in 2015 for his music video, "Great Bright Morning," as well as for the songs "Cougartown" and "Never Knew What Love Can Do," which were featured on Abram's entitled Tales from the Gingerbread House that was released on January 29, 2016.
Throughout 2015, Reinhart collaborated with the popular band, which produces vintage-styled covers of recent pop songs. Her initial video with the band, a cover video of Tove Lo's "", has reached 8,200,000 views as of January 2017. Two months later, a cover of Meghan Trainor's "" was released, in which Reinhart sang alongside fellow vocalists and. This performance has reached 20,700,000 views as of January 2017. In April, Reinhart and Postmodern Jukebox released a cover of Radiohead's "," which obtained critical acclaim and stayed at the number one position on the Billboard Digital Jazz Songs chart for several weeks. It spent 58 consecutive weeks on Billboard's Jazz digital charts. The cover was also included in 's list of "The 9 Best Viral Cover Videos of 2015". As of January 2017, this cover has 26,000,000 views and is the most-watched video on the channel. In May 2015, Postmodern Jukebox released Reinhart's fourth cover with the band; this cover of "" received critical acclaim and has 7,300,000 views as of January 2017. In July, Reinhart was featured in her fifth collaboration with, a -style cover of 's hit song "," which has been viewed 10,000,000 times as of January 2017. Her sixth collaboration came in August with a -style cover of 's iconic song "". This interpretation has so far amassed 11,300,000 views. Reinhart's most recent contribution is a duet with performing the classic "". As of April 2017, the video had been received over 5,100,000 views. Reinhart toured with the group throughout North America, Europe, and Australia for several months, starting in the summer of 2015.
Before going on tour, Reinhart recorded the tracks for a six-song EP entitled at, which was subsequently delayed and expanded into an. On June 17, 2015, Reinhart partnered with Dave Damiani's No Vacancy Orchestra to kick off the "Jazz Wednesdays" Concert Series in. She performed traditional jazz pieces such as 's "," as well as jazzy interpretations of modern classics like 's "." On July 4, Reinhart performed her cover of "Creep" on the Show with Postmodern Jukebox. Later in July, she opened for The Rigs at in, performing covers as well as original material from Better. In early August, Reinhart and Abrams performed as the main stage act at the "Jazz in the Pines" festival in. They collaborated on cover songs as well as on original compositions from each singer's respective discography. On November 30, 2015, Reinhart joined Josh Wolf, this time as a guest on the ninth episode of his Fairly Normal Podcast, where she discussed her life and her current projects.
In late 2015, Reinhart gained widespread recognition when her cover of "" was used in an commercial. Entitled "The Story of Sarah & Juan", the advertisement first began circulating on before a full version of the song was released separately through. The video gained momentum after being shared on 's Facebook page, eventually becoming a viral phenomenon. In total, the single has sold 200,000 units and has been streamed more than 41,000,000 times on, reaching the number one spot on the streaming service's Global jesse eisenberg dating mia wasikowska Viral chart. Meanwhile, as of January 2017, the video has amassed 20,000,000 views on YouTube and 92,000,000 views on Facebook. The song was certified gold on February 17, 2017, by the. Additionally, the video was a candidate in the YouTube Ads of the Year contest for 2015, and it won for the category "TheYoutubeAd That Gives You Feels." Reinhart was credited with "bringing the classic back to the " when the single debuted at number 25 on the AC chart dated January 16, 2016. With this debut, her cover became the seventh version of the song to chart on the AC since original release in 1962, and the first version to chart since interpretation in 1993. The song reached a peak of number 16 on the AC chart dated April 21, 2016. Of the cover, Reinhart expressed: "I wanted to make it sound as if I was talking to or whispering to a loved one next to me, that kind of vibe." For the song, Reinhart was recognized with a 2016 Women in Sync Award for "Best Artist-Sync Tie-In." The Women in Sync Awards is an annual event organized by SyncSummit which recognizes the "excellence of the work done by women in the fields of music, visual media, interactive media, advertising and brands." Reinhart also won a Silver Lion alongside at the 2016 in the entertainment category of "Cross Channel Brand Experience" for the placement of her song in the commercial. On September 28, 2016, Reinhart's cover won gold at the for "Best Use of Music" in the "Short Form Film" category.
Reinhart continued to expand her catalog and her notability in the concluding months of the year. On October 26, 2015, Reinhart paid tribute to at Philadelphia Music Alliance's Walk of Fame Gala by singing her rendition of "God Bless the Child" alongside and. presented Holliday with a posthumous award prior to Reinhart's performance. hosted the sold-out event which honored The Roots and several other local music legends who were inductees into the 2015 Walk of Fame. Reinhart recorded a Christmas song entitled "Santa, I Just Want You" for the opening credits of the original movie Crown for Christmas, which aired on November 27, 2015. The song was written by the film's director,, and his writing partner. It also appeared on the duo's Christmas EP, Holiday-o-Rama, Vol. 1 (Christmas Collection). Finally, Reinhart made her voice acting debut in the first season of the animated television series , in which she starred as a young boy named Bill Murphy, a fictional depiction of Bill Burr as a child. The series premiered on December 18, 2015, to a generally positive critical reception. Specifically, Reinhart's character has been praised for providing a true focal point for the series and for the humor conveyed during his frequent inappropriate and awkward experiences. Matt Fowler of opined that Reinhart's Bill Murphy provides the series' best laughs. Reinhart also contributed a cover of "" for the sixth episode of the series entitled "O Holy Moly Night".
2016: Better, Better Tour, and other projects
In January 2016, Reinhart was featured alongside fellow season ten Idol alum Jacob Lusk and season 14 alum in the "Orchestra of People" video for Casey Abrams's song "Never Knew What Love Can Do". It was announced on February 5, 2016, that Reinhart would be returning to American Idol for its Farewell Season. She was featured on the February 18 episode mentoring as well as singing duets with two contestants from the season's Top 24 semi-finalists. In an interview with Juliette Miranda of The Unwritable Rant podcast, Reinhart expressed the possibility of a radio promotion tour for "Can't Help Falling in Love" in order to open up the song to a wider audience, due to its viral success and its positive performance on the AC charts. In mid-February 2016, radio promotion concert events began to be announced, with several 2016 dates released for preliminary venues located throughout the United States. Reinhart performed at The Hard Rock Cafe in Denver on February 17 for Mix 100. She performed at Broken Hearts Ball concert event in on February 19 and at the Acoustic Cafe for in on March 14. In March 2016, Reinhart signed a deal with talent agency, maintaining her previous contract with Ole, as well.
Reinhart was a featured performer for Pet-A-Palooza at in on April 9, 2016. The event was sponsored by radio station out of. On April 13, she sang the at the game. Additionally, on April 11, she officially confirmed the second season of F is for Family and announced that she would be reprising her role as Bill Murphy. A song co-written by Reinhart, entitled "All You Gotta Do," as well as its Spanish-language equivalent, "Sólo dime tu," was recorded by singer for her debut solo album, , released April 29, 2016. Reinhart performed with Dave Damiani and the No Vacancy Orchestra at Dante Theater in on July 22 and 23 as part of a tribute to Amy Winehouse and other female soul singers. She returned for her second year as a headlining performer with Casey Abrams at the Jazz in the Pines Festival in Idyllwild, California. The two performed on August 21, 2016. On September 3, 2016, Reinhart headlined the Buffalo Grove Days Festival in, alongside her parents' band, Midnight. A song co-written by Reinhart entitled "Let Yourself Be Beautiful" was recorded by Dutch singer for her EP entitled Acoustic Sessions, released December 2, 2016.
In early 2016, Reinhart confirmed that she would be collaborating with Postmodern Jukebox again; she joined them for several London dates on their 2016 tour. Additionally, she professed her wishes of working with the band on new material. Subsequently, on June 16, 2016, Reinhart's eighth collaboration with the musical collective was released, a cover of 's 1994 single "". highlighted the release of the video and noted that "there is a wonderful mystery in this version that nods to the original while making it 100% its own." The video currently has 2,700,000 views as of January 2017.
- Better album and tour
Although initially conveyed as an EP, Reinhart expanded into a full-length LP, which served as her second studio album. The album was released on April 29, 2016. It includes some tracks that were written as demos several years ago, as well as some newer tracks, including her cover of "Can't Help Falling in Love." The first song Reinhart wrote for Better, "I Belong to You", is her professed favorite song that is featured on the album. She utilized the original productions and fused them with cuts from a live band to produce a final product "with a powerful, meaty foundation" and material "that people will relate to". Reinhart composed the lyrics for some of the tracks with the help of Swedish songwriter, and her father provided guitar for the album. The album includes themes of confidence and progress; Reinhart states "even in a lot of the artwork I’m doing, I have roses represented throughout all the photos. I wanted to tie in something that represents growth and evolution. A rose is constantly growing, blooming, flourishing.” Additionally, she describes Better as a "sultry" mix of funk and rock with a soulful foundation that is crafted to inspire self-confidence and independence in young women, especially through the title track and lead single, "." She had already filmed a video for "Better" but delayed its release due to conflicting projects and being presented with several offers from record labels. She did not sign with a label in order to release the album independently and "make sure things were right." However, she professed the possibility of signing with a label in the future. The lead single "Better" was released on April 8, and its associated music video, directed by Casey Curry, premiered through Billboard on April 27.Better debuted at number 22 on Billboard's chart dated May 21, 2016 and sold 7,500 units in its first two weeks of release.
In a January interview with Michigan Avenue Magazine, Reinhart expressed her intentions of launching a 2016 summer tour to promote the release of Better. In an interview with Popdust in March 2016, she elaborated further, expressing plans to launch her summer tour in May or June, with proposed US dates in Seattle and Florida as well as international shows in the UK, where she believed her music would resonate especially well. On March 28, 2016, Reinhart officially confirmed her first, which consisted of 17 dates throughout the month of June. Her pianist, Jacob Luttrell, served as the tour's opening act. On May 25, 2016, Reinhart announced a European leg for her headlining tour, which consisted of an additional 16 dates throughout September and October. On September 9, 2016, it was announced that the European leg of Reinhart's Better Tour would be postponed until spring of 2017, with some dates rescheduled for May and June and many others cancelled due to rescheduling conflicts.
Reinhart confirmed in September 2016 that she would be in the studio recording new music before her European Tour in May 2017.
2017–present: What's That Sound?, Tour, and return to F is for Family
On January 4, 2017, Reinhart announced via social media that production had begun on her third studio album. The album was produced by Reinhart and John Burk, President of. and Mike Shapiro provided backing instrumentation for the album alongside Postmodern Jukebox's Scott Bradlee, who played piano, and Reinhart's father, Harry, who once again provided guitar. The album, entitled , was released September 22, 2017 through Concord Records and features 11 covers of 1960s classics with 3 original songs. Reinhart described the project as an homage to songs and bands that influenced her childhood and her career. The album's lead single, "" was released June 16, 2017 alongside the official music video. The album's first promotional single, "", was released in a special video preview on July 13, 2017. The album's second single "" was released through an exclusive lyric video premiere on August 10, 2017, preceding a wide release on August 11, 2017. "Let's Start," one of three original tracks on the album, was released on September 15, 2017, simultaneously with the song's music video. The album debuted at 67 on Billboard's chart, for the week dated October 14, 2017.
In support of the album, Reinhart embarked on an 18-show headlining fall tour throughout the US, commencing October 22, 2017 and concluding November 18, 2017.
Also in 2017, Reinhart reprised her voice role as Bill Murphy in the second season of F is for Family, which was released May 30, 2017 and contains ten episodes. She was upped to a series regular for the second season. Following the success of Reinhart's Extra Gum commercial, she partnered with Walmart for their "Good Times" commercial in late 2017, for which she provided a cover of "". Reinhart was a featured collaborator on Irvin Mayfield and 's album A Beautiful World, released October 13, 2017. She sings on the track "" alongside,, and Glen David Andrews, and is the main vocalist on the title track "Beautiful World [for Imani]". She also provides uncredited vocals on the song "Mystic" and backing vocals throughout the album.
Reinhart expressed interest in taking acting and improv classes after the conclusion of her fall 2017 tour, indicating her desire to try new things and expand beyond her voice role in F is for Family. She also expressed her desire to put out a 1970s-inspired record, a jazz record, or to continue to release original material.
Reinhart's style has been noted for its infusion of mainstream with elements of retro-pop and traditional. Her performances on Idol were often critically praised for their jazzy and elements built upon a -esque rock foundation. Reinhart's debut album was also distinguished for its fusion of various musical genres, such as,,, and into a combination that has been described as "timeless and irresistibly fresh." Reinhart has crafted her music to reflect "that raw musicianship that means so much to me." Of her first album she describes "it wasn't about trying so hard; it was all about pure feeling and energy. To me that's the important stuff. That's what I want to bring back into music today." Jason Scott of Popdust noted Reinhart for the "slinky way she delivers a lyric... an unfettered, daring confidence masked with a wink and a smile." In a review for Better, he also opined that "her framework has always been the jazz standards of the ’30s and ’40s with a lacquered coat of ’60s disco, with a bit of soul painted on for equal measure." Zach Dionne for described Reinhart as a "soulful, jazzy, altogether genre-defying singer-songwriter." Of Reinhart's style, Atwood Magazine noted "from the bluesy rocker-chick during her Idol era to her more pop-driven Motown vibe in her first album Listen Up! to her current jazz-funk fusion sound on her latest album Better, Reinhart has proven time and time again that she is no jack-of-all-trades, but the master and supreme innovator of each one."
Reinhart's and R&B sounds have been compared to those of her modern contemporaries like,, and Amy Winehouse, while her retro pop,, and jazz sounds have been equated to,,, and other artists.Atwood Magazine further attributed Haley "with the wild side of Janis Joplin, the class of, jesse eisenberg dating mia wasikowska and the cutting-edge influence of, which proves that there is nothing she can’t do."
Voice and timbre
Reinhart is vocally a and her range spans three. Reinhart's voice has been praised for its identifiable rasp and growl, which she is able to control for extended periods of time without suffering any vocal degradation. She has been noted for her ability to easily transition from gentle and whispers in her lower register to "guttural bellows" in her belting register. Reinhart's voice has also received praise for its "smoky," sultry quality and resonant sound. She has been recognized further for the versatility of her voice and for the effective utilization of her.
Reinhart has been recently lauded for her techniques reminiscent of Fitzgerald, as well as for her. Her frequent sessions during her live performances have also received particular praise. Reinhart's early vocal training came from her mother, and she has never been trained professionally. Growing up, she learned her scatting and call-and-response techniques from her father, who would scat and then make her repeat the sounds back to him.
Reinhart is heavily inspired by various musical genres, including rock and roll,, pop, jazz, blues, and even African percussion, due to her parents' eclectic musical tastes while she was growing up. They were fans of rock legends such as Janis Joplin and as well as more traditional pioneering jazz artists. More specifically, she cites and band members and as her greatest musical influences. She states that "people always want me to say a female name", and further explains that such an action would not be reality for her and that saying so would be disingenuous. She admires the singers' ability to have smooth, bluesy voices at some points and raw, gritty, visceral voices at others. Due to her parents' influences, she also grew up idolizing such artists as,, and Tony Bennett. When she was young, she also helped her mother learn songs by Billie Holiday. She explains, "I got a really good ear from just shedding out different tunes and learning different genres." Her album Better was heavily inspired by retro funk band.
Reinhart recalls, as a child, watching Kelly Clarkson win the first season of Idol and becoming subsequently interested in participating in the process. Throughout her time on Idol, the judges consistently compared Reinhart vocally and stylistically to Janis Joplin. This comparison often influenced Reinhart's decision to infuse rock elements into many of her performances, including "House of the Rising Sun" and "You and I". Some of her modern artistic influences during and following her time on the show include,, and. She respects and admires them for remaining true to their craft and not selling-out to the mainstream industry.
She draws acting influences from,, and Nancy Sinatra, whom she admires for their audacity, femininity, and beauty. She also prefers and admires films such as , , and .
Relationships and family
Reinhart is best friends with tenth season alum Casey Abrams, and the pair consider themselves musical soulmates. On Idol, they often helped each other remain calm and fed off each other's musical energy while performing duets. Since then, they have collaborated on numerous occasions for album and single releases and frequently perform with each other at live venues, notably at Room 5 lounge in Los Angeles. Reinhart has also remained close with the other contestants from her season.
Immediately after touring with the American Idol season 10 finalists, Reinhart moved to Los Angeles, where she still currently resides, to begin work on Listen Up! and to also be closer to her professional and management staff. She often returns to Chicago to visit her family and friends during holidays and to perform at local gigs and events. Most of Reinhart's close friends still reside in Chicago, and, when she returns to visit, they often dine at her favorite local restaurants, such as and. Reinhart's friends were integral to her life as a teenager, and she would often spend so much time with her friends that she had little time for other activities, including music and songwriting. Moreover, she cites her parents' encouragement and support as her primary motivation for pursuing music since childhood. During her run on Idol, Reinhart would often seek the advice of her parents on what song to perform each week, and after these conferences, she describes that the songs "would just fall into place." Reinhart says she still relies upon the advice and criticism of her parents to help her make important decisions. Additionally, Reinhart became the first Idol contestant to perform on stage with a parent during the show when her father played guitar for her performance of "What Is and What Should Never Be".
Appearance and style
Reinhart's parents also serve as her greatest stylistic influences. She recalls admiring the 1950s and 1960s and wishing that she had grown up during those eras. Her parents' creative and artistic expression during her childhood allowed her to experience the lifestyles second-hand. She gains empowerment and influence from the of the period who were "classy and strong in their own ways". She finds it important to appear classy but to also maintain her sex appeal. These factors contribute to her overall style of dress, especially in photo shoots, artwork for her albums, and live performances. Reinhart also crafts her outfits around the style of music she will be performing and the atmosphere of the venue she will be attending. She considers high heels to be the most important article of clothing and prefers to keep a wardrobe that spans several decades of fashion.
- 2017 Lamplighter Inn brawl
On July 8, 2017, Reinhart was arrested for battery after allegedly punching a bouncer. Reinhart's lawyer,, says of the incident that Reinhart was assaulted by bouncers at Lamplighter Inn in Palatine, Illinois without provocation and forcefully removed from the establishment while a friend in her party was violently beaten, sustaining multiple injuries. LaPolt expressed plans to take legal action against the bouncers involved in the incident. An active investigation into the event is underway, with police confirming on July 12, 2017, that a person was injured during the altercation, without revealing the identities of the injured person or their attacker. Reinhart appeared in court on August 2, 2017, and plead not guilty to a charge of misdemeanor battery. Her next court date was scheduled for October 6, 2017, after which the case went to trial. During the hearing, Reinhart's lawyer, Carmine Trombetta, described Reinhart as a victim, not a perpetrator in this case, and stated he was working on obtaining security footage to corroborate witness statements he had already obtained in regards to the incident.
Following a leaked video from during the incident, a July 17, 2017 press release revealed Reinhart's friend, Alan Chislof, had been restrained, choked, and beaten by several men working as bouncers for Lamplighter Inn. He sustained a concussion, a cut above his left eye requiring stitches, and broken blood vessels in his eyes due to the incident. Chislof also revealed that the group had not flipped over a table as claimed by the bouncers; instead, Reinhart had touched a rope separating the table area and the dancefloor, which angered the guards and caused them to escort her out aggressively. Reinhart's attorney denies that Reinhart struck anyone during the incident.
On July 20, 2017, it was revealed that Lamplighter bouncer Adam Sobanski had been charged with two counts of aggravated battery after his role in the incident, a felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison. Prosecutors state that the video provided by TMZ clearly shows Sobanski choking Chislof, detailing that Sobanski had rushed Chislof, put him in a headlock, and then choked him while pinning him up against a wall before eventually pushing him to the ground and striking him with his fist. Prosecutors also revealed that Sobanski admitted to a history of physical violence and had previously choked other bar patrons, contributing to a demotion within the bar due to his behavior. Sobanski appeared in court on August 11, 2017, where he was indicted on two counts of aggravated battery.
Reinhart was found guilty on a battery charge on February 26, 2018 and ordered to pay a $500 fine, $139 in court costs, and has the possibility of getting the conviction cleared from her record after a two year probation period if she has no further criminal violations. The aggravated battery case against Sobanski is still pending.
Shortly after her stint on American Idol, Reinhart participated in 's Awards. She had already been working with and, and she attended the Do Something Awards to become involved with charities that help fight and. Reinhart explains "I've been the counselor to a lot of my friends growing up, so helping people comes naturally to me. That’s what all of us are meant to do: send out good vibes, good messages and help out." On December 5, 2011, Reinhart performed at the 4th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting at. The event served as a fundraiser to help end hunger and homelessness locally and to support health care services for the needy.
Reinhart's 2012 performance with Slash and Myles Kennedy at the Keep Memory Alive "Power of Love" Gala helped raise funds for the 's and the in. Additionally, Reinhart was a headlining performer at the Girls Who Rock concert in New York City, an annual charity concert that supports girls and education on a global scale. Also in 2012, Reinhart partnered with Tip Cup to collect money for, a foundation that aims to support musicians during times of financial trouble. She disguised herself and performed a few songs at, while passersby donated money to a cup set in front of her. At the end of the stunt, she revealed her true identity and true intentions to the fans. In September 2012, Reinhart signed a golf ball for Magnificent Moments's "Tartan Art on the Avenue" fundraiser, held at the in Chicago. Reinhart's golf ball and balls signed by several other notable celebrities were auctioned off to raise money for and the Foundation. During the same month, she performed an acoustic set at the Cookie Classic to honor the organization's 100th anniversary. After her performances, Reinhart offered personal advice to the group and then invited girl scouts on stage to discuss community involvement and benefit projects within the organization. The following year, Reinhart performed her cover of "Bennie and the Jets" at Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XIX, an event benefiting the Muhammad Ali Parkinson's Center at in.
In 2015, Reinhart joined her father for a concert at the First Look Charity Event, held in February. Additionally, in mid-December she performed for the children at Children's Hospital in, with the help of Casey Abrams, before joining radio DJ Kory for 's "Mix Cares For Kids", which was held inside of the hospital. As part of her 2016 radio promotion tour for "Can't Help Falling in Love," Reinhart performed with at on February 20, 2016, for concert in support of the Children's Cancer Association. She also performed for a special Mix Lounge live event at the Boston Flower & Garden Show Preview Party on March 15, 2016. All proceeds were donated to the Genesis Foundation for Children. Also in March, Reinhart performed at Dell Children's Medical Center during as part of the "West of the Fest" venue. The show was sponsored by the Children's Cancer Association and aimed to "infuse the hospital environment with the healing power of music."
On April 30, 2016, Reinhart held a Better benefit concert at Durty Nellie's Pub in Palatine, Illinois for the development of multimedia sexual abuse prevention curriculum for the PAVE and Erin's Law organizations. Her concert was held in conjunction with The Empowerment Summit, which provided professional presentations on topics including sexual abuse and mental health. Of the show, Reinhart stated:
"the new album is going to be released the day before, so it's going to be a big homecoming on lots of levels. I'm also going to have my parents' band backing me up for that show, which is going to be great. And the cause itself is something I've really wanted to put energy and time into since I was a young girl. Plus, April happens to be Sexual Assault awareness month. I'm just happy to be a part of it."
On January 28, 2017, Reinhart served as a celebrity guest judge alongside Casey Abrams,, and for an American Idol-style benefit concert entitled Rally Idol which featured performances by six kids who have been affected by childhood cancer. Produced by Television Production Technology Students at the, all proceeds from the event went to the Rally Foundation, which works to find cures and treatments for childhood cancers. On October 7, 2017, Reinhart performed at the 4th Annual Pongo Environmental Awards in. The event honored environmental achievement in film, science, conservation, and technology, and celebrated Orang Utan Republik Foundation's (OURF) tenth anniversary as well as their mission to save critically endangered and their habitat.
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Trent Harmon won the last season of "Idol" in April He parted ways with his record label last year and is currently an indie artist. Caleb Johnson never landed in the bottom three while he was on the show. The Asheville, North Carolina, native went up against Jena Irene and was crowned the winner of season His debut album, "Testify," was released in August and had the lowest first-week sales of any winner.
Candice Glover won season 12, the first female contestant to win since Her debut album, "Music Speaks," was released in February She announced on her Facebook page that her sophomore album would contain songs written by her. At the start ofMcCreery announced his next project would be classic country.
Lee DeWyze had released two albums before auditioning for season 9 of "American Idol. But a year later, the record label dropped DeWyze when the album sold just overcopies. He has since married model Jonna Walsh, signed with a new label and returned to "Idol" to jena irene american idol single his song "Silver Lining. In December he jena irene american idol single his "Letting You In Tour" in support of an album scheduled spring David Cook rocked a win in a close competition with David Jena irene american idol single on season 7.
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Inshe starred in a live television version of "The Sound of Music. She then released her debut album, "Free Yourself," which was certified platinum that same year. Barrino won her first Grammy Award in for the single "Bittersweet," from her third album, "Back to Me. She revealed in July that she and boyfriend Kendall Lamar had wed. His first album, "Soulful," debuted at No. Studdard has since released four more studio albums, gotten divorced and shed weight on "The Biggest Loser.
The moment Kelly Clarkson became the first winner of "American Idol," she became a household name. She announced in October that she was pregnant with her second child. Story highlights ABC announced at their Upfront presentation on Tuesday that Perry will be one of the new judges on "American Idol" There was no of who would host the show.
Perry wasted no time in celebrating the announcement. Seacrest served as host when "Idol" aired on Fox for 15 seasons before it was canceled just over a year ago. If he returns to "American Idol," Seacrest would be serving double duty at ABC where he is also getting settled into his new hosting gig on "Live.
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Jena, who is from the Detriot suburb of Farmington Hills, was a senior in high school where she had competed in its annual "Coffee House" talent show. She was previously the lead singer of a rock band called Infinity Hour. She had even worked as a waitress at a local restaurant called Hercules.
Jena was able to finish high school during her time on the show graduated with her class on June 8, She made it to Hollywood where she did well and the top However, she ended up in the bottom 3 but was declared safe.
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"Back to the Start" week, Jena sang her audition song, "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele, which she completely rearranged to make it different then the version she sang at her audition.
Her performance of it earned her well deserved praise from the judges, who loved her vocals on it and how she took a risk with her arrangement of the song. Her rendition of "Rolling in the Deep" peaked at number 27 on the iTunes Alternative chart. She wowed not only the judges but the public, raved about it jena irene american idol single Twitter.
Her version of "Creep" peaked at number 5 on the iTunes Alternative chart. While "Barracuda" earned Jena praise, her rendition of "So Small" jena irene american idol single her a bit of a mixed response. Still, she made it tot he next Like last week, one performance, "Your Body", earned her praise while her second performance got her a mixed reaction.
Make-Ups and Break-Ups" week, Jena took on three songs: While "Creep" was praised, her other two performances did earn her a bit of a mixed response from the judges. Still, she made it to the finale where she went up against Caleb Johnson. For the finale, Jena took on three songs: Her debut single, "We Are One", co-written by former season 8 semi-finalist Felicia Bartonwas jena irene american idol single on May 21, She also performed with the band Paramore at the Idol finale.
She has been focused on her music since the tour ended and has been performing as well as keeping her fans up-to-date via Twitter and Instagram. On April 19,Jena jena irene american idol single that she has signed a deal with a Detroit-based label called Original Recordings.
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May 12, · It's a no from Simon Cowell when it comes to the new "American Idol.".
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The thirteenth season of American Idol, styled as American Idol XIII, premiered on the Fox television network on January 15, Ryan Seacrest returned as host for.
American Idol had one mission on Tuesday night, to get through the final performances by their two finalists in one hour. That happily meant less time-wasting than they usually employ; they've likely saved all of that for Wednesay night's finale. But just to stay true to their brand, American Idol producers threw in a weird little prom skit for Jena and Caleb before they launched into the task at hand: winning your votes and becoming the next American Idol.
Simon Fuller's Choice
Jena Irene: After winning the coin toss and opting to go first, Jena performed American Idol creator Simon Fuller's song choice, "Dog Days are Over," by Florence & The Machine. Jena lost her breath a few times in the performance but definitely compensated for that with her control of the stage. It was not Jena's greatest performance, those usually occur when she's quiet and soulful but it was a nice start to the show. The judges were pleased and brief in their comments to accommodate the hour time slot. B
Caleb Johnson: Simon Fuller selected Aerosmith's, "Dream On," for Caleb. Aside from looking a little like Beetlejuice in his get-up, it was more of the same: a strong vocal, lots of screaming and Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban on their feet pushing their favorite. Jennifer declared, "That song may have did it right there." A statement that was wrong on so many levels, not just grammatically but also because a judge should be a little less biased, especially when there are still two more songs to go. A-
Jena Irene: In hopes of reminding Jennifer Lopez that once upon a time she liked her almost as much as she likes Caleb, Jena opted to perform Elvis's "Can't Help Falling In Love," again. It was an interesting choice to perform something that she did so recently but it was a strategic decision to show her range, the range that Caleb doesn't have. But if she was hoping to take Jennifer's breath away again, she missed the mark; though Jennifer claimed she had the goosies it was only Keith on his feet this time. A-
Caleb Johnson: Caleb's favorite performance of the season was, "Maybe I'm Amazed," by Paul McCartney, also something he did rather recently and also something that showed a bit more range than what he typically does. It's always a good idea for Caleb to attempt to show emotion but every time he does, he sings the entire song with his eyes closed. Keith advised Caleb not to lose the meaning of the song and Jennifer claimed the song needed more heart. Harry summarized the two rounds with he and JLo giving the first round to Caleb and the second to Jena, while Keith agreed Caleb won the first but called a tie for round two. B+
Jena Irene: With what would be her first single should she win, Jena performed a song written for this show, "We are One." Most finalists don't fare well with their winning single (Phil Phillips is an exception, of course) and this mess of a song probably won't do Jena any favors going forward. It was impossible to understand what she was singing. The judges all said they loved it, in verbal shorthand. C-
Caleb Johnson: Caleb, in true form, couldn't even wait until Ryan Seacrest was done introducing him before he launched into his winning single, "As Long as You Love Me." Before Caleb started singing, it seemed that Jena had the short straw of winning singles but Caleb's song, which sounded like it was a strange blend of 80's disco gospel, took the cake. Keith said it was insane, Harry said Caleb would sleep well tonight, and Jennifer couldn't even pretend to like it but wished them all luck. D
Ah, and so here we are, the final prediction of the season. Who will be the next American Idol? Oh my heart so wants it to be Jena. Actually, if my heart had any say in the matter, it would just be Phil Phillips again...
But between Caleb and Jena, my instincts tell me that Jena may just eke out a win here. It wouldn't have been my guess a week or so ago, but after Caleb's "winning single," it seems likely that many of his fans were left confused and disenchanted (even more so than they were when) asking one another, "This is the kind of music he wants to make if he wins? What happened to the hard rock-screeching we all loved?"
So with that being said, the official prediction is that Jena Irene will win Season 13 of American Idol. Oh come on, you know you want to weigh in. That's what the comments section is for and remember, you have a 50/50 chance!