Haley Reinhart: ‘American Idol’ Judges Wanted to ‘Push My Buttons’

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There’s no stopping Haley Reinhart. Even though she was giving the boot on last night’s American Idol results show, she’s taking it in stride. The 20-year-old rock chick tells People:

“I accepted it very quickly and took it with a grain of salt.” 

Still, she does think the judges were pretty harsh on her, a sentiment that many viewers have expressed online.

While they doted over the other sings, Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Taylor seemed to always have marks for Haley, who says they seemed to really want to “push my buttons.” Even so, she’s not looking back on the experience with any misgivings:

“I don’t regret anything. I got a chance to show versatility and I was proud to do that. I wouldn’t trade that in for the world.” 

If there’s one thing she could change, she tells the mag: 

“Usually I’m bubbly and joking around,” she says. “It’s hard to get that all out and show everybody who you are in a minute and a half.”

Haley won’t name her pick to win — who do you think will take the tile of the new American Idol. Tell us in the comments below — and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr for more celeb photos!