Haley Reinhart

It’s impossible to write about American Idol and sound cool. Let’s be honest—it’s a shockingly un-cool show, one that brings together bored grandmothers and untarnished 13-year olds with nothing else to do on a Wednesday night.

But, be that as it may, I love it.

This year, I’m rooting for Haley Reinhart, a 20-year old from Wheeling, Illinois. Why? Because the girl can flat-out sing. And not in the typical Whitney/Mariah wanna-be way. She has genuine pipes, a wide-span of skills, etc.

OK, that’s all. I just embarrassed myself again.