5.19.2011

Haley Reinhart sings Alanis Morissette's 'You Ought Know'

The judges picked Alanis Morrisette's You Oughta Know for Haley Reinhart. "I'm digging it, " she says. "I love her, she's awesome. " But from the start of the song, it looks like we might be watching Haley in reverse this week. Where for the past two weeks, she improved dramatically between her first and last songs, she obviously struggles with this one. The band's anemic arrangement doesn't help her, but she struggles with the wordy B section, which isn't in her comfort zone, range-wise at all. Fortunately, she rescues the performance with two stellar choruses. This was almost a great choice for her -- but she and Jimmy Iovine did better than the judges. "Those were some amazing choruses by you, " Randy says, though he acknowledges that she had rhythmic problems with the verses. Yeah, and Randy has vocabulary problems with the judging. "There's nobody that can match you" in the choruses, Jennifer says. "I think we all heard the same thing in the middle parts. ".

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