Haley Reinhart, American Idol Haley Reinhart, American Idol

American Idol's Haley Reinhart may have looked upset about her third-place finish, but the 20-year-old singer says she was OK with her dismissal.

"I've never really been upset," she tells TVGuide.com. "There's always going to be a state of shock when you get to that point [but] all in all, I was at peace with it."

Haley Reinhart on being pushed by the American Idol judges

In the interview below, the Chicago native discusses talking back to the judges throughout the competition and shares her thoughts about the final song that mentor Jimmy Iovine chose for her to perform.