NEWS | December 10, 2015

American Idol stars perform in the UC Davis Children's Hospital playroom


American Idol stars Haley Reinhart and Casey Abrams made a surprise visit to the UC Davis Children’s Hospital playroom today to perform during regularly scheduled music group.

Watch Haley Reinhart and Casey Abrams
perform "L-O-V-E."

Reinhart, who placed third in the tenth season of “American Idol,” started the set with “Feeling Good,” a track off of her new album which drops in January. She also sang the Elvis Presley classic “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” while Abrams, who finished in sixth place in the tenth season of “American Idol,” accompanied her on guitar. The pair completed their set with a duet of the Nat King Cole song, “L-O-V-E.”

“It was really pretty,” said Yeraldine Tafolla, a parent who had a “front row seat” sitting next to Reinhart as she performed. “We feel so happy for them to visit us.”

Patient Lauren Douglass smiled and said that the performance was good and that their rendition of “L-O-V-E” was her favorite from the set.

Reinhart and Abrams also drew a picture with crayons for patients and then met and took photos with patients, who requested it.  

Reinhart was also interviewed by Kory, the afternoon DJ on Mix 96, in the hospital’s Tower Lobby, as part of Mix Cares 4 Kids, the Children’s Miracle Network radiothon which will be broadcast today and tomorrow to raise money for UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

UC Davis Children's Hospital is the Sacramento region's only nationally ranked, comprehensive hospital for children, serving infants, children, adolescents and young adults with primary, subspecialty and critical care. It includes the Central Valley's only pediatric emergency department and Level I pediatric trauma center, which offers the highest level of care for critically ill children. The 120-bed children's hospital includes the state-of-the-art 49-bed neonatal and 24-bed pediatric intensive care and pediatric cardiac intensive care units. With more than 120 physicians in more than 30 subspecialties, UC Davis Children's Hospital has more than 74,000 clinic and hospital visits and 13,000 emergency department visits each year. For more information, visit