She’s just like an angel: ‘American Idol’ alum Haley Reinhart is far from a weirdo while covering Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ for a dreamy, vintage Postmodern Jukebox performance. Watch her rendition here.
Postmodern Jukebox has turned Nicki Minaj‘s “Anaconda” into a bluegrass hoedown, Miley Cyrus‘ “We Can’t Stop” into a 50s doo wop, and Guns N’ Roses‘ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” into soulful New Orleans jazz. Haley Reinhart, 24, is now the latest powerhouse to team up with cover group to lend her own spin to Radiohead‘s “Creep,” turning it into a slow, beautifully vintage ballad. It’s so blanking special.
Haley Reinhart: American Idol Alum Performs Radiohead’s ‘Creep’
Haley was a fan favorite during American Idol‘s tenth season, her throaty, bluesy voice making her a standout among her fellow contestants. Placing third, Haley quickly got a record deal, and the support of superstars like Elton John and Led Zeppelin.
For their latest cover, the New York group led by musician Scott Bradlee, which releases its songs through themed videos on YouTube, tackled Radiohead’s 90s self-pitying hit and turned it into something prettier. Haley’s rich, deep voice, paired with a horn section and that piano almost makes you ignore the disturbing lyrics. Almost.
Haley’s rendition isn’t her first go-around with Postmodern Jukebox. She’s been spending quite some time with the group, accompanying them on their recent European Tour, according to the LA Times, and contributing even more perfection in the form of covers beyond “Creep.” Watch her destroy Meghan Trainor‘s “All About That Bass,” along with fellow Idol alum Casey Abrams , 24 (who had his own moment of greatness covering Fountains of Wayne‘s “Stacy’s Mom”), and take on a 1930’s-style rendition of Tove Lo‘s “Habits.” Chills.
‘American Idol’ Stars Casey Abrams & Haley Reinhart Looking to Make Beautiful Music Together, Says Insider
When Haley and Casey rocked the stage together on the tenth season of American Idol, their chemistry — musically and otherwise — was undeniable. Though the twosome has strictly denied ever getting together romantically, rumors have flied for the past few years about a potential album together. Don’t tease us!
“He wants to work with Haley and they have decided that moving forward that will be the best way to start their careers, since they share the same musical tastes and influences,” an insider told us exclusively back in 2011.
Now that they’re both collaborating with Postmodern Jukebox, the timing seems ripe again to revisit the idea of making sweet tunes together. Give the fans what they want!
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— Samantha Wilson