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Haley Reinhart 'sings sexy' on 'American Idol'

Haley Reinhart performs Elton John's "Benny And the

Haley Reinhart performs Elton John's "Benny And the Jets" on "American Idol." (March 30, 2011) Credit: Fox

Haley Reinhart closes "American Idol" with "Benny and the Jets," a great pick for her. She's smart generally about what she sings, just some sort of x-factor missing.

Starts out ala Marilyn Monroe lounging on the piano. She uses her great honky-tonk tone to belt out the song and throws in some seduction.

She's a musician's musician, but seems to have trouble getting the audience riled up. She's not really an instinctive performer. Haley can sing, though, and I'm enjoying her somewhat disjointed interpretation of the song.

Jennifer Lopez really liked it, "great way to end the show -- and it was amazing." Randy Jackson calls it "best performance of the night, right there!"

Steven Tyler just says, "you sing sexy."



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