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Haley Reinhart Debuts New Single 'Free' on 'American Idol' Stage (Video)

UPDATED: The former contestant makes her triumphant return to the show with a jazzy, throwback tune.

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Haley Reinhart, last season's third place finalist, made a triumphant return to the American Idol stage with her new single, "Free."

The song, a sultry, jazzy throwback to another era, fit Reinhart like a glove and was a solid offering for Billy Joel week. She performed the number in a golden birdcage and looked amazing with a sleek, red dress (showing a bit of leg, Angelina Jolie, style) and her hair teased to high heaven. Reinhart brought a touch of Las Vegas pizazz to the Idol stage.

Reinhart's performance wasn't the only of the evening, with sultry singer Lana Del Rey taking the stage just a few moments before. Unfortunately for the in house audience Thursday night -- which included Reinhart's season 10 competitor Casey Abrams -- both performances were actually pre-taped.

Watch Reinhart's performance here. What did you all think, Worshippers?