No word from Haley's homecoming???? I saw a couple of pics elsewhere, but they were just of one, maybe two people. What about the festivities?? Anyone know????
Wow, add another fan to Haley's ranks: Lauren Alaina
Haley Reinhart has a message for Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez, the American Idol judges who have for two weeks running laid into her with more direct criticism than they have with any other contestant in weeks: “I’m not going to crack,” Haley told a group of reporters backstage after the Wednesday night performances. “As much as they might want me to, or try to [get me to], or whatever it is, I’m not going to. I think they know I can be very strong-willed and everything else, and that’s why they gave [the criticism] to me. I mean, they did tell me, ‘We know what’s in you so we do this to you because we [makes grunting noise] you can take it, and we want everything that’s inside of you come out.’ You know, I take that in stride. I realize it, accept it.”
When someone noted that Haley looked downright mad after Randy and Jennifer questioned her decision to sing Michael Jackson’s “Earth Song” as the song that inspires her, Haley didn’t hesitate to share her feelings. “Yeah, man, I mean, come on, everybody else gets good feedback,” she said, clearly a bit exasperated. “They really let me have it. They don’t hold back with me, never have and never will. Yeah, I got a little upset because that song is just downright inspiring and emotional, and it’s beautiful. So, no matter what, that [criticism] hit me to the heart. Got me a little bit. Hey, it’s a show. We’re doing what we can, and I’m staying strong here.”
Haley wasn’t the only one who was less than thrilled with the judges’ criticisms, either. “I wasn’t a happy camper about that,” said Lauren Alaina, who was seated with Haley and fellow contestants Scotty McCreery and James Durbin. “That made me a little ill. Because Haley” — she turned to Scotty and James — “I’m sorry guys, but Haley has the best voice on this show, and she gets the most criticism. It’s just, like, I deserve a lot more criticism than she does.” At this point, Haley began to redden: “Oh wow. You’re very sweet.” Lauren wasn’t done, either. “I’m Haley’s number one fan,” she continued. “I listen to her iTunes songs over and over and over again.” Finally, Haley’d had enough, her face disappearing into her hands: “Stop! You’re making me blush! You are really cute, thank you. That was really, really, really sweet.”
read more: Haley Reinhart: 'American Idol' criticism not going to 'crack' her | Inside TV | EW.com
"Feel the sky blanket you/ With gems and rhinestones/ See the path cut by the moon/ For you to walk on" - EV
Haley sounded amazing during her hometown visit today performing several different songs. Her family even joined in. She had a nice turn out despite the weather. If you go on Youtube there are even more songs she preformed today as well worth checking out.
This was one of my favorite songs she sang today:
YouTube - Haley Reinhart & Midnight Concert at Arl.Park - Mercy
Here she is signing Sweet Home Chicago with her whole family:
YouTube - Haley At Arlington Park
"Treat others the way you want to be treated."
Thanks for the info, Froggy and Love_me. Were you there, Love_Me?
I would definitely go to a Haley concert!
Thanks for the updates. I was definitely wondering and very interested!
Someone took some time to do a nice inspirational video re: Haley,
YouTube - The Past Does Not Equal The Future - Spencer C. Young