'American Idol' Contestant Haley Reinhart Stumbles to the Finish Line
By Len Brown
It's a race to the finale on "American Idol" as the last three contestants face a grueling three rounds of singing to decide who stays and who goes. Unfortunately, one of the finalists experienced a bit of a misstep.
After Scott McCreery and Lauren Alaina sang their songs "Amazed" and "Wild One" respectively, Haley Reinhart slipped on the steps while performing "What Is And What Should Never Be." Despite her slight stumble, judges awarded her the first round thanks to her vivacious performance, even garnishing positive and playful comments from Steven Tyler.
"Haley, did you fall for me," Steven asked playfully. "It's not about how many times you fall, it's how many times you get back up."
In round two, Scott stole the spotlight with his country rendition of "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not," as all the judges appreciated his beautifully sung chorus.
Lauren came with "If I Die Young" and Haley followed up with "Rhiannon," and although there were no qualms with either performance, they simply weren't enough to overtake Scott's sweet song.
Round three was a different animal as the judges were split when deciding who took the final round. While Steven stuck with his choice for Haley, Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez couldn't pick against Lauren and her song, "I Hope You Dance." When asked, Jennifer stated, "I think Lauren gave us one of the best performances of the night. Goose pimples don't lie."
Take a look at clips of the contestant's performances and don't miss tomorrow's "American Idol" to see who makes it to the finale!