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Haley Reinhart American Idol fall

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Perhaps surprisingly for a show filled with excitable teenagers who constantly dance up and down precarious stairwells wearing ridiculous clothes, there haven’t been too many falls in 10 seasons of American Idol. So we should pay special attention to Haley Reinhart’s tumble last night during a spirited performance of Led Zeppelin’s “What Is and What Should Never Be.” Haley took the fall in stride, gamely finishing the song with a wide smile on her face.

That misstep appeared to have endeared the singer to the judges (who haven’t always been on her side this season). Steven Tyler said sagely, “It’s not how many times you fall, it’s how many times you get up.” Jennifer Lopez reminded everyone that she fell onstage during one of several failed pre-Idol comeback attempts. Randy Jackson sputtered “In it to win it! In it to win it!” like a broken robot. What do you think, Idol fans? Did Haley show a superstar’s poise after her fall… or does the mere fact that she did fall mean she’s less deserving of the Idol crown than her more surefooted opponents? (Basically is this Kristin Holt all over again?) Check out video of her performance, and vote in our poll, after the jump…

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