As far as competing on American Idol season 10 in 2011 is concerned, Haley told OK Magazine in a recent interview, “It gave me a jump start into the music biz. I’d already been performing with multiple bands back where I grew up in Chicagoland and this was the kickstart I needed to catapult me into high gear with a full team, record label, and whole new life living in Los Angeles, CA.”
Haley added, “It was also awesome going back earlier this year to mentor several contestants, real full circle moment!” she told the magazine before starring in SHEIN’s second annual fashion show, Rock The Runway: SHEIN for All, which showcases its Fall-Winter 2022 collections. She performed on Sunday, September 25.
I would love to be a judge on a singing show, especially American Idol or The Voice.
“I have been putting this idea out into the universe for a few years now. I would love to be a judge on a singing show, especially American Idol or The Voice. I really enjoy giving people constructive criticism and encouraging them to embrace their individuality/whatever makes them authentic as an artist,” she shared.
“I’m a fully independent artist, with an amazing team behind me that I’ve built over the years. I want people to realize the power they possess and what they are capable of accomplishing when they use their full potential,” Haley said. “I will always be unabashedly myself and leave it all on the stage and on my albums. I hope people listen to my music/watch my videos and feel inspired to chase their wildest dreams.”
Haley is currently touring in support of her latest EP
“It’s been an absolute blast playing the new songs live with my killer band that I like to call ‘The Boys.’ Feels good to be back on the scene!” she told OK. “I’m grateful to say that at this present point in my career, I’ve checked off several boxes on my dream goals list! I always want to continue to grow and achieve new goals I’ve set as well … sing the James Bond theme song, act in more movies, do more voice over work, win a Grammy, etc.”
Haley’s credits include voicing middle kid Bill on the Netflix animated series F is for Family, and starring in the network’s movie, We Can Be Heroes. Additionally, in 2015, her cover of the Elvis Presley classic, “Can’t Help Falling in Love” was used in a touching advertising campaign for Extra Gum. The song went viral and continues to be omnipresent on Instagram and Tik Tok, most recently used by Britney Spears as background for her wedding reel.