Haley Reinhart Performs “Oh My” – Real Music Live (VIDEO)

Watch Haley Reinhart perform a sexy, sultry rendition of “Oh My”  on Real Music Live. The new show airs on NBC after Saturday Night Live.

The tune is from the season 10 American Idol alum’s debut album, Listen Up!

In the TV market (Boston) where I live, the NBC affiliate is airing infomercials in the time slot instead. But luckily, for those of you in the same boat,  the producers of the show are uploading the entire episode to You Tube.

Watch Haley’s performance right here.  In a short interview after her performance, Haley reveals why she believes live music is so important and more.


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  • CB40

    OH MY! indeed. I hope Haley gets to still do music for a long time. 

  • Xentusk

    They posted that there will be behind the scenes clips, so hopefully that includes her performance of “Undone” as well….

    Wow does she look/sound good in this….<3

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Haley is so talented! She’s looking good and has great stage presence too. I hope that she’s able to find an audience with her music and manages to sustain a singing career.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    We need more shows like this. I can think of so many music acts, especially independent ones, that would love to be invited to do a show like this. But couldn’t something like this be on around 7pm instead of freaking 1am after SNL? I mean, who even stays up a lot that late for SNL anymore?

  • smiller2851

    Uber-talented young lady! What great stage presence and what a unique voice. AI has introduced us to some great singers over the past years, and although I do not like a lot of AI drama, I appreciate the depth of talented performers such as Haley.

  • sabbia

    I would love to see more TV shows that focus on live musical acts, too, and as you said, independent/ less-known artists. I’m not a big fan of all the talk on this show, however. 

    Later…with Jools Holland on Palladia is my favorite because it is all about the music and performances with no talk, except for a short one-on-one convo with a guest artist who doesn’t perform.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

    Is she a red head now?
    What’s going to happen to her LP now, will it go into the bargain bin?

  • http://twitter.com/IkeMendes Henrique Mendes

    My goddess Haley! She is my favorite AI contestant ever. Gives me chills down my whole body everytime!

  • http://twitter.com/IkeMendes Henrique Mendes

    While the vocals are no doubt live, you can see that she performed twice and they use both footages. Looks cool! They manage to get great angles and movement of the performance!

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    Am I the only one who thinks she seems stiff? She hardly moved. The band was jammin though.  Imagine what Amy Winehouse would have done with this.

  • http://twitter.com/cannon_x Cannon X

    The best performance of this song was at Lollapalooza. This new version without the rap part ruins it for me. It took the edge out of the song. It’s a little bland now.

  • durbesque

    No, you’re not the only one..”stiff” is a good way to put it.  Haley’s face is like a beautiful China doll.  She needs so much thawing out, I don’t know where to start. 

    Yes I do… She would do well to study Buble, not for genre or style, but for technique.  Watch how his face reflects his thought and/or feeling on every phrase…that’s the key, every phrase.  This would begin to loosen her up and make her the expressive interpreter she must become if she’s going to get anywhere.     

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/O34GWSMB7WGKCQH62VRU6GHXWM Ana

    She seems stiff to you because you’re used to watching a person who works the stage like a 2-year-old that just got hold of a Red Bull.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=195101108 Stefan Wind

    Love seeing Haley on tv. Such an amazing talent. 

    Lack of promotion would kill any big star today who has “made it” talented or not. If your label isn’t going to support you then you’re not going to succeed. Plain and simple. 

  • durbesque

    Your post reacts to my first sentence.  Please read the entire post to understand what I’m prescribing that Haley do.  I’m only trying to help her.

  • http://twitter.com/Free_in_march El oh El

    The only time I’ve seen Amy Winehouse on a live performance she teetered at the microphone and was barely coherent while the band did all the work behind her. While it  would be nice for Haley to “borrow” her band I don’t know if that’s realistic lol $$$. Amy probably had her own stylist I might add.

    This song is about sex and calls for the sultry and that’s what Haley delivered. The only criticism I have as a fan is she is too laid back, not stiff. She makes it look too easy perhaps or she could ditch the heels so she could move around more if that’s what you’re looking for. She was moving to the music and expressive I thought. The key is if you can’t  take your eyes off her while she’s performing and the answer is no. She makes me smile.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/O34GWSMB7WGKCQH62VRU6GHXWM Ana

    The only difference in your second post was you saying that she should watch Buble to learn different techiniques, and then you implied that she wouldn’t make it anywhere unless she picked up said techniques and “thawed out.” It’s not like she’s singing about heartbreak here. Oh My! is a very sexy/sultry song, and her facial expressions and body language matched the vibe of it. 

  • justmefornow

    Why do some Haley fans keep bringing up references to James (or P2, since she’s a fan of his as well) into her threads??? Her career has nothing to do with either one of them.
    This does her NO GOOD. 

    Good Luck Haley going forward with your career. I hope you’ll be happy whatever path you take.

  • durbesque

    Fine.  Maybe Haley will read it and understand it.  Probably not.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bug-Menot/100003601718986 Bug Menot

    Amy Winehouse, live, 2004: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jlYDEnjmx0

  • iluvai

    She looks so beautiful.

  • http://twitter.com/Free_in_march El oh El

    Different song

  • http://twitter.com/Free_in_march El oh El

    “Why do some Haley fans keep bringing up references to James ”
    ” Maybe Haley will read it and understand it.  Probably not.”

    Asinine comments like that don’t help.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bug-Menot/100003601718986 Bug Menot
  • MellyPer1692

    Loved this. I think Haley was the most talented of season 10 and her album is sooooo good. I love her style and don’t want her to be an imitation of anyone else.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    ”Haley was the most talented of season 10”

    Damn right, she is. No question about that:)

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    I <3 Miss Reinhart. 

  • justmefornow

    There’s a big difference from bashing and constructive criticism. 
    Lashing out at other Idols you don’t like to make yourself feel better about unflattering observations of your special snowflake doesn’t help them in any way.

    It just makes someone look petty, bitter and jealous of others’ success. Not flattering at all.

  • irockhard

    LOL all I’ll say to this is that I believe in Karma and it has proven to be James and his fans friend.

  • potatorocks

    This was great.   I think she has her own style going on–from her music to her movement to her appearance.  I like it.   I wish she was having more success.

  • durbesque


  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    From what I gather, we are allowed to state our opinions here, even if they aren’t what the majority believes.  That being said, I was a Haley fan at the beginning of her season. Then she delivered the same performance over and over again. Maybe “blase” is the word I should use instead of stiff. She should have SLAYED this, but she didn’t. I like my performers to give their ALL. Kind of like this. :)


  • justmefornow

    Great observation. 
    This girls really BRINGS it. Performance level skills are night and day different.

  • lila6089

    I love Haley’s voice, and she was my Season 10 favorite, but I couldn’t get into her album at all, and only purchased “Free”.  

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “This song is about sex and calls for the sultry and that’s what Haley delivered. The only criticism I have as a fan is she is too laid back, not stiff. She makes it look too easy perhaps or she could ditch the heels so she could move around more if that’s what you’re looking for. She was moving to the music and expressive I thought. The key is if you can’t  take your eyes off her while she’s performing and the answer is no. She makes me smile.”

    I think that Haley’s stage presence matched the kind of song that she was singing. I’m only a casual fan, but I think that Haley’s stage presence is fine, given the kind of music that she sings. I can see why some fans may want her to be more demonstrative, but for me, everything goes together well for a very enjoyable performance.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DJ4FPAE2BM4XDCNVQITJSS3S2Q Sue

    Oh I think that statement is perfectly questionable.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Thanks for posting those videos of Amy. What an amazingly talented singer she was, and it’s great to see these performances before drugs and booze got the better of her. Such a sad ending to a life cut so short.

  • justmefornow

    I agree. Talk about a performer you couldn’t take your eyes off of when performing. She had “IT”. Such a shame.

  • mjsbigblog


    Welp. Getting ready to ban some long time posters who seem to be willfully disregarding my guidelines!

    Why are we:

    Having a meta discussion about this blog and the comments this thread? OFF TOPIC.
    Talking about ANOTHER Idol from the same season who has not EVEN been mentioned in my post?

    This is a second strike warning to a few of you, by the way.

  • b_james

    Double Idol alert!  The girl that interviewed her backstage is the girl that fell under the judges table at her audition in Season 1, and then was supposed to be Ryan’s cohost in Season 2 but got deleted from the show in editing before the shows began!  Ashley or something was her name, right?

  • Tommyo2000

    I loved Haley in S10 and like LU…  There is a fair criticism of her performance skill on this … Somebody mentioned stiff, and blasé… not sure on either of those because I don’t think she just does a rote performance … one of the criticisms during season 10 was that her body movements on stage were a bit distracting, and I think that is what I felt right after watching this … Not that she needs to move around more or be more active, but her body language is almost out of sync with the song … The good news is her vocals and look are excellent, so this is correctable with practice and studying up on others that are physically good on stage ..  I am rooting for you Haley …

  • http://twitter.com/annmgee Ann Gardner

    I have to agree with the posters that say she is laid back in this performance. I don’t know if she was being taped twice so she wanted to keep it the same and not move around too much. I didn’t believe her in this performance. That happens to a lot of people being taped, they don’t want to mess up, but sometimes that stifles the performance. It is hard to make “sexy” happen. Some people just are sexy naturally and don’t have to try. I think if Haley just feels the song it would come more naturally. She is a beautiful singer, but I have a hard time with her performances. 

  • Tommyo2000

    One other thing … and this is not a criticism of just Haley, because all the Idols do it except for Heejun … It would be great if they actually answered a question with more than a generic answer ..I mean when he asked who do you keep in touch with?, it would be interesting to find out who she actually keep up with, cause i am sure its not everybody …  It makes all of them far more interesting when they give real information …

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F3XJE5GRAUMYR7Y5RYZUW7SC4U md

    It’s possible she elaborated but the response was edited — note he said he would ask five questions but they showed just three. Personally, I’d prefer she never be asked about Idol again.

    But to answer the question, she seems closest to Casey and Stefano. Both of them were at a small charity event she did just before the Christmas holiday. She and Stefano apparently hang out with Paul and Nickki on occasion.

    Not too long ago she tweeted Jacob to come see her. In New York, a while back, she went out with Pia and Pia’s best friend. Another time there she went to dinner with Karen Rodriguez.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F3XJE5GRAUMYR7Y5RYZUW7SC4U md

    I don’t believe Haley’s movements were distracting. I think it was the camera work. One of the few other times she has performed “Oh My” was for iHeart Radio. They used more tight shots and quick cuts, which seemed to work better.


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F3XJE5GRAUMYR7Y5RYZUW7SC4U md

    “Blue,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Moanin'” and “What is and What Should Never Be” were the same performance?

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

     As far as her delivery goes, yes they are.

  • iani

    As an artist coming from the idol family, she has been too polished, too sexy, too different musically wise, her AI performances last year too slutty, too many “too”s with her during the show or right after and now it is too less of everything to please some people. Her style has been different for AI in general and of a Kelly, Carrie kind of image, the two artists with not so great stage presences either after so many years in the industry and surrounded by an army of business people to keep their star powers up.. This girl has nothing but her natural talent, she has said in that interview she’s doing her makeup, more over she’s singing with her family… to improve her stage stage presence is not a lot or crucial work to to/get, the promotion of Haley in her musical format is more crucial, the dancing and sexing around is not a big deal, I trust her.

  • artemis112

    I think Haley looks and sounds great in this performance-her movements match the slow sultry beat of the song.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F3XJE5GRAUMYR7Y5RYZUW7SC4U md

    Now she has a “dead wooden look in her eyes.” lol, here is how the press responded to Haley’s performance of House of the Rising Sun:

    MTV: “As the song rose from gentle acappella intro to full-throated emotional release, the human-hear-me-roar aggression in her voice gave us goose bumps.”

    LA Times: “(Reinhart) got her revenge with a fiery “House of the Rising Sun” that tackled the feeling of regret and blew it to smithereens.”

    Hollywood Reporter: “Haley turned the song upside down with her most unbelievable, bluesy, sexy, unreal performance of this season.”

  • Incipit

    “..too many “too”s with her during the show or right after and now it is too less of everything to please some people.”

    True enough, iani, but I think she’s smart enough to ignore those people and do what is right for her. If there are people who like a different sort of performance art, they can follow that sort of artist. NBD. 

    Like Ricky Nelson’s “Garden Party”  – ‘you can’t please everyone so you have to please yourself.’ IMO. Of Course.

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    That’s nothing but hype lol. Trying to get people to vote or tune in. If she was all that her album would have done better and she would be more recognized.

  • Xentusk


    I just don’t hear her performances being talked about, if at all, besides here.

    Curious you chose one of her watershed performances of S10 to highlight how Haley fails as a performer.  That performance made many top ten lists, she has been critically acclaimed often since the season (not only at mjs), in fact she was the ‘critic’s choice’ of the Real Music Live show this thread is about  :P

    Maybe some of your ‘critiques’ from you previous post have some validity for people who want more ‘action’ from their entertainment, but in this post, your dismissive caricaturisation, “dead wooden look in her eyes”, especially for a highlight performance of that season, one that took Haley finally from bottom 3 and propelled her to 3rd place?

    I’m sorry, but choosing that particular performance to pick on as support for your statement??  Makes it hard to take seriously….   :/

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F3XJE5GRAUMYR7Y5RYZUW7SC4U md

    This album?

    NYT: “(Listen Up!) is a taut album full of meaty, thickly arranged pop-soul…these songs hark back to the 1960s and ’70s, when Motown girl groups were ceding ground to soul-driven rock. It’s singers’ territory that shows off both the smooth power of Ms. Reinhart’s voice and its
    engine-revving churn.”

    LA Times: “‘Listen Up!’ is a gamble. Carefully crafted pop hits are traded in for depth…Reinhart presents a nimble voice… She can belt pure, airy pop when necessary, and she does, but funky jazz, blues and R&B dominate the disc…It works, even if it doesn’t contribute to ‘Idol’s’ commercial prowess.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/huba.buba.545 Huba Buba

     Jeeez, would you just STFU already?! We get it, you dont like Haley, now go and talk shit about Hales somewhere else.

  • mjsbigblog


    OK. We get the point. Some people like Haley, some don’t. Never the twain shall meet. Now let’s move on.

    Also, if you attack a fellow commenter, you are BANNED.

  • Xentusk

    MJ I apologise, but when critique becomes derision, it’s hard not to respond.  Thnx for posting this performance

  • http://twitter.com/annmgee Ann Gardner

    I think Haley has a wonderful voice and she is very talented. I just can’t quite get her and I don’t know why. I think there is more frustration on my part as to exactly knowing why I don’t. Maybe that is what some are running into, knowing  Haley is good, but not quite feeling her. I think we want to help her get better, because she is likable. 

  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    A question–does anyone know who her management is?  Is still with 19?  Thanks.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Haley is still listed as being managed by 19M.


  • iani

    I think we want to help her get better, because she is likable.

    Some idols signed with major labels, including Haley, that have had talents, voices even stage presences…,maybe they have got lost into ” too much too soon” though.  I think they’ve been unprepared for the big musical scene and some to fight the idol stigma in the same time(especially the winners). There have been no transitions but  big expectations from maybe both parts, artist and label with their music and careers. They have got lost in between 19s and their label-managements or personal ones, too many people to deal with and report to. I think what they have really missed after the show are their personal assistants, somebody maybe outside of the business and family members to help them. It is very important for an artist in MO to have a personal, absolutely friend-person to kick the artist’s butt or polish her/him to the right direction. It is also important to have some support from other artists, I see lots of collaborations and support for already established artists or for new ones they want to, not so much help/support for/with the idols/ or even into idol’s “family’. It is more than “let’s work together”, it should be “let’s do it together” more, different implications and messages than 10h-work from a personal manager paid/named by the corporate-reps .

  • LA944

     I have said this too–she’s laid back not stiff. She just doesn’t do the all the theatrics when she sings. That’s not what she’s about. Haley is such a natural vocalist and it’s effortless for her. Great singer. I think people are used to all the drama on stage–especially from female singers. I don’t really know why that is–but it seems to be the case.

    This song would seem to fit today’s musical landscape much more that Free. Should have been her single out of the gate.

    Anyway, she is a true talent. Wishing her lots of success and will follow her career. Really wish she would do more east coast dates. Would love to see her again (saw her on idol tour)

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    My previous response was deleted, although I’m not sure why since I thought I was staying on topic. If so many people are feeling her, than I guess she will be a success. I guess we will just have to wait and see where her career goes.

  • http://twitter.com/sunkystk katasha kubas
  • http://twitter.com/sunkystk katasha kubas

    haley reinhart -undone