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'Idol Hangover': Season 10's Haley Reinhart Talks Taking Risks on 'American Idol,' Feeling Sexy on New Album (Video)

Plus: last year's third place finalist assesses the season 11 talent (and names a favorite) and answers fans' Twitter questions on THR's original web show.

Season 10's Haley Reinhart stopped by The Hollywood Reporter's cover lounge on Friday, joining music editor Shirley Halperin for the latest Idol Hangover interview. 

And to quote Randy Jackson -- THR had a hot one! Noting the "steamy" vibe of Reinhart's forthcoming debut album Listen Up! (due out May 22), and especially opening track "Oh My," the talk was all about feeling sexy and bringing that essence to her record, which is stellar. 

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Also on tap for this week's discussion: Haley's thoughts on why Elise Testone was eliminated, her season 11 favorites, what it was like to go back to the Idol studio and sit in the audience. Plus: Haley answers fans' Twitter questions. 

That's all in part 2 of the episode (watch above); In part 1, special correspondent and Idol season 9 finalist Didi Benami helps run down the week's most talked about moments (see that below).

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Join Idol Hangover next week when guests include alums Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo and longtime Idol musical director-turned-Tonight Show bandleader Rickey Minor.  

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