Haley Reinhart Out, Two Left on 'American Idol'


The countdown to the "American Idol" finale is on. Only two are left standing in the spotlight, Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery.

On Thursday night, Haley Reinhart had her final curtain call. "This is the biggest platform anybody could ask for and I rocked it out," she said while bowing out graciously. "This is only the beginning."

Haley blasted out of the "Idol" orbit with the Rocket Man's "Bennie and the Jets," which she sang earlier in the season on an Elton John themed episode. At the end of the song, Haley hugged her proud father tight. On Wednesday night, the father-daughter duo showed that music runs in their blood. Her dad offered instrumental backup to one of her three songs.

Lauren and Scotty go head to head for the lucrative title next week on "American Idol" on Fox.