Haley Reinhart sang Blondie’s “Call Me” on American Idol last night for Songs of the Cinema night, but her song choice did not impress the judges. What did you think of Haley’s performance?
“Yo, yo. Listen, honest, I didn’t love the beginning of it,” Randy Jackson said. “At the end you started kind of getting into the song. It felt when it started very kind of karaoke to me because I don’t know if it was the song choice that didn’t really do it for me.”
“It wasn’t a singer’s song at this point to show what you really have up there, why you should stay in this to win it and the whole thing,” he explained. “It just wasn’t a showcase for your voice for me.”
Steven Tyler added, “I agree, but I’ve always said that when you sing choruses and you nail them in that just right song… it was beautiful and you sang it heavy and you sang it great. That thing you’ve got on is great, too!”
“I love it when you start wailing at the end and everything,” Jennifer Lopez started. “If I’m going to be totally honest, I’m going to agree more with Randy. Except I’m so afraid to say anything about any of the girls because I don’t want any of the girls to go home! I feel like all the girls are getting voted off and I don’t like that. We have strong girl singers and I feel they deserve to be here.”
“But it wasn’t the best,” J.Lo added.
Watch Haley Reinhart’s performance below!