Haley Reinhart might’ve gotten unjustly booted from “American Idol” during Season 10 before taking her rightful place as the title-holder (um, is our bias showing? WE LOVE HER.), but thankfully the singer got a deal with Interscope Records anyway.
Reinhart’s debut album, “Listen Up!,” comes out May 22, and the singer has released her first single, “Free.” We can’t stop listening to the piano-based tune, which is jazzy and poppy at the same time — a great showcase for her bluesy voice.
She’ll perform the song on the stage where she came in third last year, debuting it on the “American Idol” results show March 22, before performing it in an appearance as herself on The CW’s “90210” March 27.
Take a listen (or five) below: