Backstage Idol: Were The Judges Dissing Haley Reinhart Or Not? [AUDIO]

May 5, 2011 1:09 pm

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American Idol” final five contender Haley Reinhart chose to perform an unreleased Lady Gaga track on last night’s show, which led the judges to review her decision as “risky,” and left people wondering if the judges were dissing her performance.

However, Ryan clarifies backstage at ‘Idol,’ it wasn’t the judges dissing her performance, but rather, “they were concerned she went with a song that people weren’t familiar with.”

But, as Ryan notes, “when you’re a contestant and you’re offered something from Lady Gaga that no one has heard before and you get to talk to her on the phone and ask her permission, how do you pass that up?”

We know we sure wouldn’t!

Listen to the clip above for more scoop from Ryan, direct from hollywood, and be sure to tune in to “American Idol” tonight on FOX at 8/9c to see Haley’s fate along with the rest of the remaining five contestants.