Credit: Michael Becker/FOX Photo: Haley Reinhart Wows the Crowd on May 18, 2011

Haley Reinhart has marched to the beat of her own drummer from day one of her American Idol journey. Now after scoring a record deal with Interscope, the sassy singer intends to continue with her own unique artistic vision.

In a recent interview with the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, Haley gushed about her record contract. While she has yet to step into a music studio, she has some very clear plans for her forthcoming album.

The singer says, “I’m not trying to rush everything just to get something out. I’d rather make something right…I want it to be something I’m really proud of and that defines me. I’ll probably have to fight my way in, and really just stress ‘this is the direction I want to go’ because I know it’s not the general pop style…I don’t think any of the fanbase would expect me to come out with something like that. It should be really interesting.”

We love Haley’s independence! Kudos to her for being level-headed enough to know what she wants!

Source: MJ’s Big Blog