Haley Reinhart: Casey and I "played the game" with dating rumors - Reality TV World
Ousted "American Idol" contestant Casey Abrams said on Friday he was often ignoring the advice of mentors and judges on song choice and style. is having a romantic relationship with fellow contestant Haley Reinhart. Hear 'American Idol' Alums Casey Abrams & Haley Reinhart Duet on record company for a couple of years after Idol," he tells Billboard. Haley Elizabeth Reinhart (born September 9, ) is an American singer, songwriter and Relationships and family; Legal issues .. Later, Reinhart and Casey Abrams recorded a holiday song, a cover of "Baby, It's Cold .. and was sentenced to probation, anger management counseling, and 60 days in the Cook.
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. Tourwhich ended on September 10, 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".
For her debut album Listen Up! 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 performed "Oh My! Her initial video with the band, a cover video of Tove Lo's " Habits ", has reached 12, views as of June This performance has reached 38, views as of June In April, Reinhart and Postmodern Jukebox released a cover of Radiohead's " Creep ", which obtained critical acclaim   and stayed at the number one position on the Billboard Digital Jazz Songs chart for several weeks. In MayPostmodern Jukebox released Reinhart's fourth cover with the band; this cover of " Lovefool " received critical acclaim and has 12, views as of June I Did It Again ", which has been viewed 19, times as of June This interpretation has so far amassed 24, views.
It's easy to get depicted in different ways on the show, and it's all just the way that the cards end up playing out. But the footage that was taken, I'm usually messing around with all the camera guys, like we're all cracking up together.
I like to have a good time. I'm usually always bubbly, and it's different to see what comes out in all reality. But also, you're on there and you're on that stage, you gotta perform in front of the judges, and it's not like we got a one-on-one where you can talk and show everybody who you are and give them a little bit of that personality that you have inside.
Casey Abrams proud of bringing jazz to "Idol"
So, it's really hard to get that all out in the short window they have, but that's time now that I got to really get out there. Did you ever talk to any of the other contestants about how the judges seemed to be a little harder on you than anyone else or did they ever say anything to you?
Did you ever approach Idol judge Randy Jackson and ask him what was going on? Laughs I don't know. Obviously, it's apparent when I have [ Lauren Alaina ] and all them coming up to me saying they just don't understand it. The only thing that I can try to get out of that is that they really just want to try to push my buttons -- push me as far as I can possibly go to get whatever they wanted to get out of me.
It was, most of the time, fire that they wanted to get out of me -- to get all aggravated and then try to take it out on the stage. You know, it is what it is. Randy and all them would tell me, "It's all love. You want to see what you can get out of me. How hard was it for you to pull yourself together and what were you thinking at that time? Well, I mean, you literally have seconds to think about it. So, I took a second to think about it, and then I said, "Alright, alright," and I just kept saying, "Okay.
This is it, and guess what? I have to sing a song in about five seconds. What happened backstage after that show and what did people say to you?
I got offstage and I was at peace with everything, but I had the moment where I realized how much I was going to miss everybody -- literally even just the stage crew. Everybody is such a great, big family and I've gotten really close -- I think that's one of the most wonderful parts of this whole experience is to create bonds with everybody and make sure it's an enjoyable experience throughout.
I knew I'd miss them, but then again, I knew I would see them like today. But you know, it's just a reality check, but everybody was so supportive and they got my back and I've got everybody's backs there.
What goals do you have for your time onstage for the upcoming Idol tour?
Casey Abrams proud of bringing jazz to Idol | Reuters
Performing, it's such a different ballgame than in front of the judges. Performing onstage is what I've done since I was a kid, and it's the passion that has started from the very beginning for me. That's what I'm going to enjoy -- just letting loose, knowing that I'm not going to get judged one more time.
I'm just going to love that crowd and look out into each and every seat and show them how much I appreciate them and want to be there for them.
Watching at home, it seems the judges' advice can go from one extreme to another each week.
How hard was that as a contestant to follow through with their advice and figure out exactly what they were asking for?
Well, you know, if I do get the positive, I stick with that.
I'll take every kind of criticism in, and what you do with it and what you believe inside, you know? But I felt like I know what kind of artist I am. So, it balanced out in a way, just because I really appreciate what Steven said just being the great musician that he is. You know, what are you going to do? What will you album be like because you covered a lot of territory on the show but it seemed like you knew what you wanted your sound to be like before even going on the show?
I definitely -- I have a lot of ideas from now even to the future of what I'd like to do. To begin with, I would love to do an album that's like sultry, bluesy and rock.
I absolutely love jazz, so if I can fit that in somewhere -- or even just in the future -- get more into jazz. I'm definitely loving the sultry, bluesy rock feel.
How much have you grown as an artist throughout the competition, especially since you got to meet performers like Lady Gaga and Beyonce?
Oh gosh, it was really, really cool. I mean, I wasn't really that nervous.
I was excited to meet them, but I wasn't really nervous. The experience was just so surreal, but then again, I walked up to them and I felt like, "We're both artists," and they treated me like that. The feedback that they gave me was so wonderful every time on and off camera. I just walked away feeling on cloud nine. Who would you predict to be American Idol 's tenth-season winner? Ahh, you know I can't do that! It's a close one, and it's so close because they're both in such a close lane together, as far as country goes.
So, it's anybody's game, man. Who would you like to work with on your future albums? Oh, gosh, well Steven. I love classic rock. I've just grown up with rock and roll in my life, and hey, if I could do something with him, that would be fantastic! Otherwise, there's plenty of people out there that I would love to collaborate with. I adore Esperanza Spalding.
Janelle Monae -- those are three women there that I think are very unique and powerful in their own ways, and I hope to do something just as cool, you know? What was your top favorite moment in the show?
Well, I guess I picked "Bennie and the Jets" last night, because I felt like that was a big turning point. They just started saying like, "Oh, this is what you want to do.
I planned out that whole thing on the piano and it worked out very well.