She first rose to prominence after placing third in the tenth season of American Idol.
Reinhart first auditioned for the ninth season of American Idol, in Chicago, but did not advance to the Hollywood round.
However, she returned the following year for the tenth season of Idol in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and advanced after singing The Beatles's "Oh! Although she auditioned with two songs, the first being Alicia Keys's "Fallin'," only her second song choice of "Oh! She successfully progressed through the first Hollywood solo round after singing "Breathless" by Corinne Bailey Rae.