Haley Reinhart Returns as Judge at Rally Idol Childhood Cancer Fundraiser

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Former American Idol contestants Anthony Fedorov (fourth place, season 4), Casey Abrams (sixth place, Season 10), Haley Reinhart (third place, season 10), and Clark Beckham (season 14 runner up) were invited to be celebrity judges for Rally Idol’s second fundraising concert last weekend at the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta Georgia. The concert featured children who either have fought childhood cancer, or had family members who have died from it. This was Haley’s and Anthony’s second time judging this event, after being so touched by the incredible children and their stories from the first Rally Idol back in 2014, it was an easy yes to return to help support this worthy cause.

Over 800 people attended this year’s concert, and more than $135,000 was raised for childhood cancer research! Enjoy photos from this event courtesy of Chuck Robertson Photography:

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Enjoy this performance by Rally Kid Audrey Arrowood of Charlie Puth’s “One Call Away”:

“Audrey’s busy lifestyle changed suddenly when she was diagnosed with a stage lll ovarian germ cell tumor at age eight. Her surgeon removed a three-pound tumor, her right ovary, and several lymph nodes. Her surgeries were followed with six rounds of chemotherapy. Today Audrey celebrates life at full speed in every direction with a smile!” via rallyidol.org

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Haley Reinhart Shines on her Return to American Idol

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Haley performing “Can’t Help Falling in Love” with Top 24 contestant Adam Lasher.

Haley Reinhart was amongst other top American Idol alumni who were invited to return to the show to mentor and perform with the Top 24 contestants.

Each former Idol star was paired with two contestants each. Haley was paired with Kory Wheeler, and Adam Lasher to mentor and duet with.

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Haley and Kory Wheeler performing “Bennie and the Jets”.

It was obvious just how much Haley has grown as a singer and performer since she was a contestant on American Idol five years ago. Last night, she reminded America why we fell in love with her in the first place! Haley received praise from all three Idol judges, Harry Connick Jr., Keith Urban, and Jennifer Lopez (who was a judge during Haley’s time on Idol in Season 10). JLo even commented that they thought Haley was going to win that season!

Kory Wheeler actually auditioned for American Idol with Bennie and the Jets, so naturally that was their song choice for their duet. Watch Haley mentor Kory, and give a killer performance of the Elton John classic that made such a tremendous mark for Haley when she was a contestant:

For the second duet, Haley and Adam Lasher gave us a romantic duet version of Haley’s single “Can’t Help Falling in Love”:

Ryan Seacrest commented that he’s been playing the single (Can’t Help Falling in Love) on the radio (KIIS FM, L.A.’s #1 Hit Music Station). At the end of the night, unfortunately both Adam and Kory were eliminated from the competition.

After the airing of the episode, Haley’s single “Can’t Help Falling in Love” peaked on the iTunes Pop Charts at #19, and the overall iTunes Charts at #45. Haley’s debut album after Idol “Listen Up!” also got a boost and rose to #42 on the Pop Album Charts.

 

Haley Reinhart Reveals Big News Backstage at the Grammys WWO Event

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Haley Reinhart recently attended the 2016 Westwood One backstage at the GRAMMY’s radio row event for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. Tons of musical artists gathered at Staples Center for interviews with radio stations from all over the country.

In an interview with 96.5 TIC FM from Hartford, Connecticut, Haley reveals that she will be turning her EP into a full length album, due to come out this April! She also reveals that “Can’t Help Falling in Love” will be featured on the album. Listen to the full interview here!

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Discussing her upcoming appearance on American Idol, and more about her role on “F is for Family”, here is Haley at the 98.3 booth for a video interview:

Haley kicks off a spring radio tour in San Francisco on Tuesday, February 16th in support of her successful single, “Can’t Help Falling in Love”.

 

Haley Reinhart to Appear Back on American Idol February 18th

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Cancel your plans, or set your DVR’s! Haley Reinhart is returning to American Idol this week! The episode airs on Thursday, February 18th, 2016 on FOX 8pm ET.

This season’s Top 24 have been split into two groups to be paired with former Idol alumni for mentoring and to perform duets. In last week’s episode, former Idol contestants Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Nick Fradiani, and Caleb Johnson appeared on the show.

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For this week’s episode, Haley is among the other Idols such as Chris Daughtry, David Cook, Jordin Sparks, Constantine Maroulis, and Kellie Pickler who were brought back to mentor and perform with the contestants this week.

It is unknown exactly who Haley was paired with, but what we do know is that she is mentoring and performs two duets with two different contestants.

Be sure to tune in this Thursday!

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Watch Haley Reinhart in Casey Abrams’ Newest Orchestra of People Video

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Casey Abrams just released his newest “Orchestra of People” video, which features a variety of singers together around a campfire in Casey’s very own backyard. For this video, they sing Casey’s original song featuring Haley Reinhart, “Never Knew What Love Can Do”.

You may recognize a few other familiar faces, like other American Idol alum such as Jacob Lusk who was also on Season 10 with Haley and Casey.

Watch the video below:

Never Knew What Love Can Do that is featured on Casey’s new EP “Tales from the Gingerbread House”, get the EP here!

 

Hear Haley Reinhart Voice Bill Murphy on “F Is for Family”

It was announced in late 2014 that Haley Reinhart was doing voice-over work, presumably for some sort of cartoon. Within a few months of the announcement, we learned the cartoon was indeed a brand new Netflix Original Animated Series produced by Bill Burr and Vince Vaughn, called “F Is for Family”. Haley voices a charcacter who is a young boy named Bill Murphy. A year later, the whole first season of the series was released December 18th, 2015 only on Netflix.

F is for Family features other voice-over stars and famous actors/comedians:

Since the show has been released it’s already drawn in a quickly growing fan base and has gotten many great reviews! Read some reviews below:

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Haley did a Q&A under the #FisForFamilyAskHaley hashtag on Twitter the day the show came out, here are some noteworthy answers:

Q: Did it feel weird hearing your voice as a cartoon character at first?!

A: Everybody, myself included, were pretty shocked at how much I sounded like a lil boy haha..

Q: How long did it take to do voice overs for 6 episodes?

A: Got the bulk of it done pretty quickly & went back in months later – after the animation was done!

Q: Did you ever audition for another character before you got to voice Bill?

A: I actually auditioned for Charlie Brown.I believe that’s how they found me in the first place!

Q: Is it hard to stay in character/voice though out the episode?

A:  It was hard not to laugh after every take! Especially when I had to barf and stuff haha..

Q: Did you contribute any ideas to the show?

A: Well we got to do “wild lines,” where I could ad-lib a line here and there!

Bill Burr tweeted today that the show has not yet been renewed for a second season, but that they should be getting word soon.

Be sure to check out F Is for Family on Netflix!