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Kirstin At 'Idol:' Haley Reinhart Thinks It's Unfair The Judges Rag On Her, But I Think Her Attitude Stinks!

Thu, May 12, 2011 7:00pm EDT by 205 Comments

The judges didn’t like Haley Reinhart’s first song on ‘American Idol’ May 11, but that didn’t warrant her snotty behavior! An attitude like that will cost her the competition!

Haley Reinhart is one tough girl from Chicago, who has more trouble taking criticism than anyone on American Idol this season. After she sang Michael Jackson‘s “Earth Song” May 11, the judges criticized her song choice and her performance, but she wasn’t having it. In fact, the 20-year-old singer look like she wanted to punch someone — and I don’t think America is going to respond kindly to her attitude.

It’s not attractive to watch a kid talk back to three of the most accomplished pop musicians in the world. Who does she think she is? It’s one thing to go home and complain about the judges’ notes, but it’s a whole other ball game to stand in front of millions of people with a scowl on your face. The best part is she wasn’t remorseful in the slightest. After the show, Haley told reporters backstage she was angry with the judges and felt mistreated.

Here’s her rant:

“You know, I’m not going to crack. As much as they might want me to or try to or whatever it is, I’m not going to. And I think they know that I can be very strong-willed and everything else and that’s why they do it to me. They did say, ‘You know we do this to you because we know what’s in you. You can take it. We want to hear everything that’s in you.’ I take that in stride. I realize it. I accept it, try to.”

She didn’t stop there:

“I mean, everyone else gets good feedback and they really let me have it. They don’t hold back to me. They never have, never will. And you know, that song is just downright inspiring and emotional and it’s a beautiful thing. So, no matter what, that hit me to the heart. It got me a little bit. Hey, it’s a show. We’re doing what we can and I’m staying strong here.”

Don’t get me wrong; I love Haley’s voice. Honestly, I think she’s the best vocalist left on the show. However, the chip on her shoulder is enough for me retract my vote of confidence. James Durbin, Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina NEVER talk back to the judges when they get notes. They accept and move on, which is the professional thing to do.

Do YOU think Haley gets picked on too much by the judges? Did her attitude rub you the wrong way too? Sound off below!

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