Tim Halperin Says Haley Reinhart Signed With Interscope

Did American Idol 10 Top 24 contestant, Tim Halperin let the cat out of the bag on the Kidd Kraddick radio show Thursday?

Tim, who has become something of a regular on the Texas based show, had nothing but effusive praise for Haley when asked about her.

At about the 1:38:00 he says, “Haley just got signed to Interscope”.  OOPS!

Tim helped interview Pia Toscano on Wednesday when she dropped by to promote her single, “This Time”, in between Idol shows in Grand Prairie and Houston.

Kraddick played back parts of the interview during Tim’s interview, which begins at about the 1:28:00 mark.

All signs point to a Haley Reinhart record deal. Now, it’s just a matter of waiting for the news to be made official.

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  • hoa_teca

    I think it’s true.

    Interscope will not be that foolish to let go of Haley, especially when responses about her performances in Idol tour are good. We all know she will get signed anyway, just with what label.

    Congratulation to her.

  • mada23

    It’s that time of the month again; Yet another news about Haley getting signed :P

  • McCreerian

    Awesome!! I wonder if James will still be signed? I have heard less about him.

    I’m guessing Haley’s album won’t come out until the Spring though.

  • smeggingnuts

    Awesome, contrats to Haley

  • tomk

    I think everyone is just playing games with us now. :)

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    Who is he, exactly?

    I’ve seen his name listed on the site, but never clicked. LOL.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    Oh, never mind. Top 24 guy. I didn’t watch that closely until top 24 and don’t recall him, but I missed the first episode of the guys.

  • tomk

    Listened to that part of the interview, and it just shows you how the bubble can work. The host of the show, when Tim brought up Haley, said “Who was that?” Something tells me that he probably didn’t watch the show – because I’ll assume that most people who watched would remember her 2 months later at least!
    It looked like Tim wanted to talk more about her, but they wouldn’t let him speak without cutting him off.
    Host also said that Pia’s song sounds “generic”. Tim alluded to the lack of crowd reaction at the shows…woman host said it is tough to get into a song you don’t recognize.
    I don’t know what type of music that station typically plays.

  • Lock

    It’s about time! Congrats to her! :D

  • lla2827

    Congrats to Haley!! Sure hope it is a done deal. Fingers crossed that she gets some songs with more depth than the typical, generic pop song (like Pia’s single)

    I think it was when Casey was eliminated that this show called Casey and surprised him with Tim on the phone. It was pretty funny. You could tell that they were good buddies. I think they were friends with Lauren Turner too (the rock girl). So, maybe Tim does have an inside track since Casey and Haley are tight.

  • CindyM

    I figured she would be signed, so happy for her!! Her AI performances being on Spotify, along with Pia, Scotty and Lauren looked like a clue, especially since the labels have deals with Spotify.

  • Ratna12

    How can Tim even knows about this ?
    Is he even close to anybody at Interscope ?

  • McCreerian

    How can Tim even knows about this ?
    Is he even close to anybody at Interscope ?

    Tim and Casey are good friends and Haley and Casey are, so maybe Casey told Tim.

  • HotHotHot

    Great for Haley!! Hope she gets a better song than Pia did!!

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    Tim seems cool, after watching the video. The DJ’s are annoying, though. I don’t think I saw top 24 guys, but started with top 24 girls.

    I think they were friends with Lauren Turner too (the rock girl). So, maybe Tim does have an inside track since Casey and Haley are tight.

    Lauren I do remember and thought she got robbed. She was a guest of Slezak at one point singing Haley’s praises, so I wouldn’t be surprised.

    So the clues are the mapping of the url to UMG, the Amazon page, and now this guy’s effusive pimping? Okay. I’m hopeful. I would like a press release though. ;-) And I hope they don’t sign her unless she gets good music. No dreck like “This Time.”

  • cassie87

    Oh, never mind. Top 24 guy. I didn’t watch that closely until top 24 and don’t recall him, but I missed the first episode of the guys.

    You should really check him out. Very talented guy. He was my pick from the beginning. Unfortunately, he didn’t cause much drama and was hardly showcased at all.

    Back on topic, I’m glad Haley was signed. She wasn’t my favorite, but she’s definitely talented. I hope James gets signed as well.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    I will check him out. I liked what I heard.

    BTW, if Pia is so squeaky clean, why is she talking about what she can and cannot do in the size of a certain bathroom. Pick a side, Pia and go for it. LOL.

    ETA: I am hopeful for James as well. He has the UMG url, so maybe that counts for something. They are at least considering him.

  • McCreerian

    nvm

  • adolf_hipster

    Girls, we run this motha (yeah!)
    Girls, we run this motha (yeah!)
    Girls, we run this motha (yeah!)
    Girls, we run this motha (yeah!)

    GIRLS!

    Who run the world? Girls!

    *happy dance*

    So Interscope ended up signing 3 beautiful talented girls. \o/

  • SajiNoKami

    Never really listened to Tim sing, but he has a great video of Scotty coming to the realization of how much his life could actually change during the idol journey. Tim filmed it during the top 40 filming segments. “…I could be on my couch tomorrow!”

    I got the vibe Haley might have been after watching an interview with her and seeing reaction of an someone in the background [who probably knew] when she was asked about the record deal.

    ETA: I am hopeful for James as well. He has the UMG url, so maybe that counts for something. They are at least considering him.

    God, I hope so. I voted this season to get an album from this boy..

  • McCreerian

    Never really listened to Tim sing, but he has a great video of Scotty coming to the realization of how much his life could actually change during the idol journey. Tim filmed it during the top 40 filming segments. “…I could be on my couch tomorrow!”

    Lol this one:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS-PgIe5w2A

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    Lol this one:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS-PgIe5w2A

    Aww, that was endearing. He actually reminded me of a dear friend from my youth in that video, mannerisms and all.

  • randomjoe

    Lol this one:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS-PgIe5w2A

    Haley in the background. Lol… Off in her own world.

  • Fullmoon

    I’m not surprised Haley got her deal. So happy for her and Pia looks great.
    Interscope made great choices with Scotty, Lauren, Pia and Haley.

  • girlygirl

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Haley has gotten signed by Interscope. But unless Haley & Tim are close friends, I don’t know how he would know this.

  • McCreerian

    Interscope made great choices with Scotty, Lauren, Pia and Haley.

    Well they kind of had to with those two LOL. I have a feeling that Scotty and Lauren will eventually separate from Interscope and just be with 19/Mercury Nashville(kinda like how Carrie separated from Arista and stayed with Arista Nashville).

    But unless Haley & Tim are close friends, I don’t know how he would know this.

    They are both close to Casey, so Casey probably knows so he probably told Tim. That’s my guess anyway.

  • SajiNoKami

    Lol this one:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS-PgIe5w2A

    Yep! Such an interesting kid.

  • tomk

    But unless Haley & Tim are close friends, I don’t know how he would know this.

    They are both close to Casey, so Casey probably knows so he probably told Tim. That’s my guess anyway.

    I think it is just another piece to the puzzle – a puzzle that was probably solved months ago, but for whatever the reason, they are just holding it back. Very possible they will not officially announce anything until the tour is over – so that they can get Haley outside of the bubble and promote her as a new artist. Even though they aren’t the same genre, she & Pia both probably share some fans at least – may as well not let Haley step on Pia’s toes if they are on the same label. It makes some sense to let Pia breathe a bit before moving to Haley. I think it is highly unlikely Haley has any kind of single ready – so why announce it now with nothing to promote? “Here’s our new artist, Haley Reinhart – wait for her first single in three months!” Makes no sense :)

  • springboard

    I tend to believe that it’s true because Haley said several times that there was exciting things to come but she couldn’t say what.
    I hope that the leak won’t backfire against her though, and I hope that she will be allowed to release a decent album at least reasonably promoted. And I won’t set my hopes any higher because third place finishers haven’t historically have a huge amount of label support.

  • Nina1

    Harumph. It’s about time.

  • sr4mjc

    Hope it’s true, go Haley!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I hope that this is true.

  • desiree_chick

    Who run the world? Girls!

    *happy dance*

    So Interscope ended up signing 3 beautiful talented girls. \o/

    I know, right? Great news for all. Girl power! LOL.

  • steph6449

    Congrats to the Haley fans on this (probable) news :) This would be three years straight of signing the third place finisher, almost becoming a tradition.

    I think it is highly unlikely Haley has any kind of single ready – so why announce it now with nothing to promote? “Here’s our new artist, Haley Reinhart – wait for her first single in three months!” Makes no sense :)

    Maybe, but it’s really Pia’s situation that is unusual at least from the seasons I’ve followed. When Danny and Casey J were signed, the announcement came toward the end of the AI tour and neither had any new music anywhere close to coming out.

    Danny went to Nashville immediately after the AI8 tour ended in September that year, and began his album project with radio tour supporting a single starting in late November. Casey J has been on even more of an elongated timeline than that. I think he relocated to Nashville sometime toward the mid/late fall, and his single may be looking at about a year later.

    Idk, I always thought the late tour announcements were part of a promo timeline for AI and to revive interest in the tour after it had been running for a while. Not so much driven by the AI graduates’ launching strategy. But Haley might have a different road with UMG, and probably not heading toward Nashville, and aiming toward ?HAC/pop? genre. Or jazz? I know I have seen some suggestions that might be more her best avenue.

  • http://www.kellydeanhansen.com MahlerFan

    And I won’t set my hopes any higher because third place finishers haven’t historically have a huge amount of label support.

    This was true for a while. Melinda Doolittle is the most surprising example of a third-place finisher (thought by many to have been robbed) who underperformed and released her album with an indie label. Syesha Mercado didn’t sign anywhere and is going the Broadway route. But Danny and CaseyJ seem to have broken the trend–Danny certainly has “label support,” and CaseyJ’s label is showing patience at least. There was also the case of Elliott Yamin, who still gets radio airplay even though he wasn’t with a major label. And don’t forget Kim Locke–she wasn’t exactly a failure, and was with Curb for years.

    At any rate, this is getting ridiculous. It’s the worst-kept secret ever. Even Pia’s announcement had more mystery than this. The domain is transferred to UMG, Haley has an Amazon new release page, her interviews say as much without actually saying it…in fact, I think the cat was out of the bag before the Finale even aired. Jimmy wanted her to do a single, after all (a song she apparently didn’t care for).

    It’s probably safe to assume at this point that it will be made official around August 5, before her hometown show in the Chicago area. Large market for promotion, hometown buzz, etc. All signs seem to be pointing in that direction.

    ETA: I’m glad the leak isn’t from her parents this time, but I’m also quite certain that they (or another family member, her oft-tweeting cousin perhaps) are @haleyscoop’s source.

  • ituneit

    Good for Haley. If they can find music that is tailored to her voice instead of forcing her to sing a song not tailored for her voice she could have a hit.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    It’s probably safe to assume at this point that it will be made official around August 5, before her hometown show in the Chicago area. Large market for promotion, hometown buzz, etc. All signs seem to be pointing in that direction.

    That sounds like a probable scenario. I just hope that Haley gets to record/release a good album and that she received some decent promotion.

  • http://www.kellydeanhansen.com MahlerFan

    That sounds like a probable scenario. I just hope that Haley gets to record/release a good album and that she received some decent promotion.

    Given the way they’ve treated Pia, I’m not too worried about the promotion. Iovine always liked Haley, and even that little sit-down interview near the beginning of the finals where he talked about work ethic (which seemed to some–like Slezak–to be a slam on Haley, but is actually quite prophetic–“there will be other winners”) showed that he had some investment in her. If anything, his interest and support actually increased after she dropped whatever four-letter bomb it was in the Top 6 results. He gave her the Gaga song and was pissed at J. Lo and Randy for bussing it. I actually think he wanted her in the final instead of Lauren, but that Nigel did not, and Nigel won (engineering the performance order in Top 3, placing the contestant choice first when it has always been done last in the past, was clearly a Nigel manipulation to cost Haley some votes). Look at the video of when Jimmy presents Haley with “Rhiannon” and there is a very obvious chemistry and warmth. While I don’t understand his obsession with Pia, it doesn’t mean he won’t do right by Haley.

    The way I see it, the Lauren/Scotty finale worked for UMG since they could do all that dual promotion and signing stuff, etc., something a Scotty/Haley finale wouldn’t have allowed. Jimmy’s OK with that since he gets the women he wants (and possibly a man, James) for Interscope proper.

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    Congratulations!!

    Lol I still LOVE tim halperin from him singing she will be loved

  • windmills

    Yay! Hope she gets handled right!

    steph6449: Casey J has been on even more of an elongated timeline than that. I think he relocated to Nashville sometime toward the mid/late fall, and his single may be looking at about a year later.

    CaseyJ started working in Nashville in mid-September after the s9 tour and the announcement of his signing came early/mid-August (Brian confirmed it a week earlier than the official announcement in mid-August). So technically he started work late summer/early fall? But other than that, definitely an elongated timeline.

  • B-scot

    Great news!!! many saw it coming but thought the official release would could in early Sept. went many of the major talk shows go back live. Winning still get a lot of promotion and perks but without hit songs for air play to take them to the next level its less important in the current market. If Haley’s first album is produced well then it could allow Interscope to expand into the currently hot markets they are weak in right now.

  • Pam

    All the clues are pointing to signs that Haley has been picked up by Interscope. Here’s hoping we get some confirmation soon. Congrats Haley! :)

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    Lol I still LOVE tim halperin from him singing she will be loved

    I had to google this to find out if you meant the Blake Lewis song. Very cool.

  • jsrj98

    Great news. Now back to worrying that they’ll give her a song like Pia’s. They both needs something better to break out of the Idol bubble.

  • YeahRight

    It’s probably safe to assume at this point that it will be made official around August 5, before her hometown show in the Chicago area. Large market for promotion, hometown buzz, etc. All signs seem to be pointing in that direction.

    Haley is not from Chicago, dang it. She’s from a suburb. Same with Lee. And how much did “hometown buzz” work for him?

    Anyway. Meh on this news. Wasn’t a fan. Thought she was overrated. Or maybe I’m just bitter that my favorite has no chance of getting signed.

  • whateverblah

    Fantastic news! Now it’s just a matter of what she will sing. I wish I was confident that Interscope won’t screw it up, but we’ll see I guess.

  • tinawina

    Yay! Hope she gets handled right!

    From your lips to God’s ears!

    They both needs something better to break out of the Idol bubble.

    I think that is very true. They need something undeniable or they may not get off the ground. Go Haley!

  • tomk

    Haley is not from Chicago, dang it. She’s from a suburb. Same with Lee. And how much did “hometown buzz” work for him?

    Hometown buzz in terms of announcing the signing is what I believe he is referring to. Nothing to do with record sales, where hometown buzz is meaningless.
    But do you think Chicago area reporters and what not would not be interested in doing an interview? I assume a lot of her hometown supporters will be at the meet and greet and at the concert itself. That’s the buzz.

  • MBane

    The American answer to Adele: less blues, more rock, more sex?

    Interscope likely wants to tap into the incredible crossover potential that Adele achieved.

  • Mike M

    OT: They’re in New Orleans tonight. Reckon they might blow the roof off the place when they hear the opening notes to “House of the Rising Sun”?

  • http://www.kellydeanhansen.com MahlerFan

    One thing that worries me a bit…although I kind of have to hold my nose a bit to do it, I have to hope that Pia’s single takes off a bit…and not because I have anything against her, but because it bugs me that Interscope put her out there first.

    Should Pia’s single tank and be declared a failure, that could effectively poison the “Idol alum’ well for Haley and PD’s, the buying public, etc., will be skeptical about giving another Idol alum a chance.

    This is why Interscope should have (rightly) promoted the third-place finisher first if they were going to sign her. It would be a real shame if her debut is tainted by a perceived underperformance from Pia. If she’s going to crash, it should be on her own merits.

    I know, they’re two different artists, and one shouldn’t have anything to do with the other, but they ARE both from the Idol well–and Interscope was supposed to be different from Sony. We don’t want that well poisoned so early. Because of that, I’m really hoping Pia’s song gets more traction.

  • halo9125

    Because of that, I’m really hoping Pia’s song gets more traction.

    It will. I’m convinced we’ve only seen round 1 of the promotion for the song- the real push to radio will probably coincide with the release of the video.

    As far as Haley and her “signing”- maybe it will happen, maybe it won’t- there are so many false starts and rumors associated with her, it’s hard to take anything seriously. You would think after her parents babbled on before the finale she would have learned to shup. Don’t like her but don’t begrudge her either- hey, this is America, if somebody can hit it big, more power to them.

  • Nina1

    Iovine always liked Haley

    You think so? I never got that impression at all. I do hope she holds out for good material. I am at least confident she will succeed even without a pop market, as she seems more intent on singing than being a stah.

  • panz

    Haley’s not from Chicago? Since when? She may not live in the city proper but, as a 50-year Chicagoland resident, I can testify wholeheartedly that almost everyone who lives in suburban Cook or the collar counties considers themselves as “from Chicago” even if they haven’t lived in the city for 40 years, as in my case. There may be a few sticklers who say “I’m not from Chicago, I live in Wheeling” but, if so, I’ve never met them.

    Haley living in Cook County means she is practically a city resident. When she is interviewed on Chicago TV or radio, she is always thought of as a Chicagoan and “the home town girl.”

    If all this news is true (and I hope it is), I think it points to a Chicago tour stop announcement.

  • http://www.kellydeanhansen.com MahlerFan

    You think so? I never got that impression at all.

    There are three clips from the show you should watch. First, the sit-down “there will be other winners” clip. He seems to be saying right there that she has potential and he is interested. Second, his reaction to the panning of “You and I.” He was genuinely pissed about that. He didn’t JUST give Haley a Gaga song because he wanted to pimp the song. He gave it to her because he thought she could sing it well and because of that he WOULD be able to pimp the song (hence, his angry reaction to the bussing). Third, you can’t watch the clip of his assigning her “Rhiannon” without seeing that he is fond of her. I really do think he liked the “spunk” when she dropped the expletive.

  • MorningGlory

    I hope it’s true, I think Haley is super talented! I would definitely buy her album.

  • panz

    MahlerFan, I agree. I always thought that Iovine was a big Haley fan.

    I remain baffled by their handling of Pia. Yes, there’s been plenty of time to work on her music and yes, they probably had high hopes but the fact is, she finished nowhere near the top. There are probably plenty of people who forget that she was even on Idol.

  • whateverblah

    Their was a comment by one of the voice coaches (if anyone cares I can go find it) about Jimmy saying that he (Jimmy) doesn’t understand why people don’t seem to get what an amazing singer Haley is.

  • Tera2

    The more stars that comes out of idol the better. Pia is one of my favorites along with Lauren, James and a couple others. I’m happy for Scotty that he won. Its great that those 3 are signed. If they sign Haley too good for her – its not gonna bug me cause she’s not one of my favorites. I hope they all do well. But its up to Interscope to sign who ever they believe is marketable. Signing Pia doesn’t affect what Haley does. When Haley releases her CD she will be promoted too. She will get a deal from Interscope or another label. Also, Pia had more time to record than the others that’s why she’s getting promoted earlier, and she has potential, and should have finished higher than 9th.. But yeah, congratulations to Haley too if Tim is right that she’s already signed.

  • SpenserJ

    You would think after her parents babbled on before the finale she would have learned to shup.

    But, we haven’t heard her say anything. So, I’m confused what she needs to shut up about. All of the clues so far are just fan speculation based on domains & Amazon pages. And, of course, this Tim quote (which, how would he even know such a thing anyway?). She’s been asked multiple times if she’s signed and hasn’t answered.

    I won’t be convinced she has a deal until I see the press release myself. Then of course, I won’t get excited until I hear the music. Post-AI cd’s have been a huge disappoint to me many times in the past. And, the recent Season 10 singles are not making me confident that she’ll get any good music to record anyway.

    Idol has made me a pessimest LOL.

  • askew3

    The American answer to Adele: less blues, more rock, more sex?

    Interscope likely wants to tap into the incredible crossover potential that Adele achieved.

    I’d love to see that, however, a key to Adele’s success was her songwriting. Interscope would have to find some great songwriters/producers for Haley. After listening to Pia’s dated single, I am not sure Interscope will be willing to invest in quality songwriters/producers.

    I hope this is true. I’ve been waiting for this news since Top 2 night.

  • tomk

    Jimmy seemed to have a bit of a “tough love” type of relationship with Haley…and I am going to assume that Haley “gave it back to him” more often than the night she cursed at him on television. And I think Jimmy probably respected that.
    The “many winners” comment was one moment where I was thinking “hmmmm…he sees something here, and is trying to get her to fight more”. I think Jimmy was trying to convey, “Look, Haley – you are probably not going to win this thing. But you have to work hard and make us want to work with you”
    —-
    As for her parents blabbing, I bet Haley didn’t want that to get out….but who knows? TPTB didn’t tell her to be quiet about it after the fact, so I doubt anyone really cared.

  • tomk

    And, of course, this Tim quote (which, how would he even know such a thing anyway?).

    The million dollar question. The easy answer is that someone else on the tour told him. Even if Haley hasn’t said a word to anybody, the writing may still be on the wall.

    There is really no way for Haley to keep it 100% secret from everyone.

    Or it is possible that Tim just looked at the Amazon page ;-)

  • songsungblue

    Because of that, I’m really hoping Pia’s song gets more traction.

    It will. I’m convinced we’ve only seen round 1 of the promotion for the song- the real push to radio will probably coincide with the release of the video.

    As far as Haley and her “signing”- maybe it will happen, maybe it won’t- there are so many false starts and rumors associated with her, it’s hard to take anything seriously. You would think after her parents babbled on before the finale she would have learned to shup. Don’t like her but don’t begrudge her either- hey, this is America, if somebody can hit it big, more power to them.

    IMO, Pia’s crappy single is done. They were clearly expecting a big hit, and it didn’t / won’t happen. On the other hand, I don’t think it will have anything to do with Haley’s chances. Given every hint, I have no doubt that she’s signed. Will she become a superstar? I don’t know. She’s got something that most of the Idol girls tend not to have – she harkens back to Kellie. She’s a little edgy, and I think that’s a plus. There’s far too many Disney grrls out there for my taste.

    Haley clearly has ‘shudup.’ This isn’t coming from her or her parents. It’s probably an open secret within the group, but Tim didn’t realize that he shouldn’t announce it. That said, I don’t think TPTB were upset with the single news slipping out or anything else. Why should they be? It’s all publicity.

  • halo9125

    But unless Haley & Tim are close friends, I don’t know how he would know this.

    They are both close to Casey, so Casey probably knows so he probably told Tim. That’s my guess anyway.

    This is what I was referring to. Somebody said something to Tim- whether it be Haley (who clearly is smart enough not to spill the beans to reporters) or somebody close to her- so if Haley’s not talking, then somebody in her camp is.

    Regardless of who let it out- it diminishes the excitement of the initial press release, and that sucks.

  • tomk

    Regardless of who let it out- it diminishes the excitement of the initial press release, and that sucks.

    At least to those who have followed the story closely.
    And, given how the story has unfolded to online followers, I still think there will be excitement – because there have been so many false leaks. Or better yet, so many premature leaks. For all we know, none of them were actually false :)

  • tomk

    IMO, Pia’s crappy single is done. They were clearly expecting a big hit, and it didn’t / won’t happen. On the other hand, I don’t think it will have anything to do with Haley’s chances. Given every hint, I have no doubt that she’s signed. Will she become a superstar? I don’t know. She’s got something that most of the Idol girls tend not to have – she harkens back to Kellie. She’s a little edgy, and I think that’s a plus. There’s far too many Disney grrls out there for my taste.

    It is still my opinion that Pia’s single is far from done. It does appear that there was no boost on iTunes from the FOX ads running this week. Dunno if I would expect there to be one., though. The real question in play is when they are going to decide to promote it heavily to radio. I still see no signs at all that there has been such a push; just a few courtesy spins.
    But I will agree that Haley’s success or lack thereof has nothing to do with Pia. It’s all about the music and what captures the attention of those who request songs to be played on the radio.

  • merkureye

    I think a Haley single will do well if they emphasize Haley’s “edgy” vocals and less of the growly stuff. I was listening to Rascal Flatts song “Easy” featuring Natasha Bedingfield and I could hear in Natasha’s voice a little of what I believe Haley sounds like (ie, can sound like). Natasha uses the edge in her voice so beautifully.

    Haley: Listen to Natasha’s stuff and lose the growl. The growl sounds so loungey and dated . . . it just is not appealing IMHO.

  • allstar

    We definitely know Haley’s single will be better than Pia’s. If ‘This Time’ was Haley’s single, not only would it sound way better, it would be selling way better too. Haley’s more popular and has the greater chance of success.

  • allstar

    Haley: Listen to Natasha’s stuff and lose the growl. The growl sounds so loungey and dated . . . it just is not appealing IMHO.

    And you should listen to Haley’s recorded stuff. Mostly all edgy vocals without the growl.

  • Nina1

    As for her parents blabbing, I bet Haley didn’t want that to get out….but who knows? TPTB didn’t tell her to be quiet about it after the fact, so I doubt anyone really cared.

    I feel sorry for Haley’s parents. What they said they referred to as an “announcement.” They were instructed to drop information. Probably by Idol.

    I never recovered from the Haley-Iovine clip where he basically insinuated she was lazy. I was shocked when I heard it, and I am still shocked, so have a little trouble with Iovine Likes Haley. I suspected the Gaga song might be a set-up for a fall, too. I really hope he does like her; maybe he will find her some good suitable songs.

  • CRB

    Haley’s the only contestant from this season’s cast that I would buy an album from. Money talks and my wallet says “Haley Reinhart” with alacrity.