Christie Matthews

Kree Hit A Home Run On American Idol Last Night

Kree Hit A Home Run On American Idol Last Night

Country singer Kree Harrison hit a grand slam home run on ‘American Idol‘  last night when she sang Carrie Underwood‘s new single ‘See You Again’.  Carrie premiered the song live on the ‘Idol’ stage just a few weeks ago. Kree chose it as part of the night’s theme that required the contestants to sing a song from 2013.  Kree was was looking to overcome a rough week last week, when the judges who have largely been overwhelmingly supportive of her all season gave her an unexpectedly hard time with her song choices and performances. Harry Connick, Jr was the contestants’ mentor this week,  said he would be happy to help her record an album if she asked him, and even thought her version of the song was even better than Carrie Underwood’s. That’s an amazing compliment.  I think the song was perfect for her!  It was a perfect blend of her strengths, showed off the rich warmth of her lower range in the verse, then jumping into the power of her upper range for the chorus.  I am amazed at artists who can sit and sing that powerfully, but I wish she’d stood with a mic on a stand.  Mariah Carey praised the performance for its authenticity, as did Nicki Minaj, who said, “You sang with your eyes.” Randy Jackson also praised Harrison, saying, “You’ve got an amazing voice and that was a great vocal.”   My husband looked at me and said…well you agree with Keith on the “sitting down thing” .  Keith Urban  said there was a disconnect between performing a power ballad and remaining seated. He didn’t feel  like she connected, but  did say , “Your voice is faultless, it always is.” I hope everyone voted for her! I did… a lot!  Fingers crossed for the results show tonight on FOX.

 

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