‘Idol’s’ Haley Reinhart Clarifies Relationship With Casey Abrams [AUDIO]

May 23, 2011 7:03 am

Top three “American Idol” eliminee Haley Reinhart phoned in to “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” Monday to chat being eliminated as well as her post-“Idol” experience.

Although not in the top 2 now, Haley still remains positive, exclaiming, “I’m very excited for the future and this has just been…such a great start for everything that’s to come.” Adding that being eliminated, “only makes you stronger — adds about 10 million layers to my skin…it’s been the best thing for me to have face a number of different obstacles.”

Before her time on ‘Idol’ was up, Haley shared how she’d go about before hitting the stage, admitting she’d, “need quick moment of isolation before I go out there…I pace a lot…you only have a few seconds to think and I like to take that time…sometimes I wouldn’t wear my contacts so I couldn’t see anybody — it’d be all a blur.”

As for former contestant and rumored more-than-friends friend Casey Abrams, Haley says, “we just had such a blast together and our personalities just really complimented each other. We both also have an undying love for jazz, and that’s what it is.”

Listen to the full interview to hear more from Haley and be sure to tune in to the finale of “American IdolTuesday and Wednesday on FOX @ 8/7c

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