Tunesday: Show Me Your Moves

TUNESDAY is a feature on my blog where I share some of the songs, music videos, and live performances I’ve been groovin’ to. This week, I have 10 songs to talk about…

Haley Reinhart – Show Me Your Moves

Show Me Your Moves / ‘Cause you ain’t nothin’ until ya do

Crowdfunded by her fans through Indiegogo, Haley Reinhart‘s unique and funky music video for her new single, “Show Me Your Moves” stars the singer as a Cosmic Queen sent to our planet to “enlighten, inspire, and challenge humans to tap into their inner passions”. This space jam is an artistic venture that celebrates the expressive power of music and dance. If you look closely, you’ll also see a special cameo from Haley’s fellow Idol, friend, and duet partner, Casey Abrams. “Show Me Your Moves” is available on iTunes.

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American Idol Inspired Duos

I am a shameless fan of singing competition reality shows. While some may write off shows like American Idol and The X-Factor as overhyped karaoke contests, one cannot deny the tremendous impact that these shows have had on the music industry. Where would stars like Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and One Direction be today without Idol and XF? Probably not on our iPods!

This summer, Queen Kelly (a.k.a. the original Idol) is devoting her time to being a mentor/coach on Duets, a new singing competition which pairs amateur singers with their musical idol as duet partners. The fascinating premise of this show led me to realize something significant about these reality shows. Though Idol and XF mainly serves as a launchpad for solo artistry and group acts, some former reality show alums have gone on to establish some great singing duos as well, forging collaborations with fellow musicians, contestants from other singing competitions, and even former competitors!

On that musical note, here are three of American Idol and The X Factor’s finest duos for you to check out – it’s double the discovery and twice the listening fun!

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Haley Reinhart Signs with Interscope Records

American Idol‘s Haley Reinhart has signed a recording contract! Reinhart joins fellow Idol Pia Toscano on Interscope Records and is the fourth consecutive member of Season 10’s diverse Top 11 finalists to secure a deal with 19 Recordings. Winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina are signed with country label Mercury Nashville.

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