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'American Idol' alum Haley Reinhart turns to Indiegogo to fund music video

Haley Reinhart has an idea for her music video for her song “Show Me Your Moves!” but she doesn’t have the funds to pay for it. The Wheeling native and “American Idol” alum was dropped by Interscope Records in 2012.

That’s where Indiegogo comes in.

The 23-year-old singer is using the crowdfunding website to raise $30,000 for the music video. Her campaign began Monday and will end April 18. As of Tuesday morning, $3,741 had been raised for the video.

“Let me make this video so cool, hip, talented, hypnotic, whatever you want,” Reinhart said in a video on Indiegogo. “What makes this video so special is the song itself is super funky. It’s got such a break, such a beat to it that all these world class dancers can really get down to. So we got people dancing, doing all kinds of, you know, crazy Cirque du Soleil (acrobatics).

"We’re going to take this video and make it – you know, ($30,000) is our goal right? – this production is going to look like $150,000, because that’s what it’s worth.”

According to her Indiegogo page, Reinhart – the only “Idol” alum to play Lollapalooza -- will give you a shoutout on social media for a $25 donation. For a $15,000 donation, Reinhart will perform a private concert for you and your friends in your backyard.

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