Kree Harrison Wows the Judges on ‘American Idol’ With Grace Potter’s ‘Stars’
The Texas-born singer lost her father in a plane crash when she was 12, and in an incredibly cruel twist of fate, she also lost her mom in a car accident. She is somewhat of a Nashville veteran, having had a record deal with Lyric Street briefly, as well as a publishing deal.
She sang the Potter track in a soulful, emotional performance that amply displayed not only the quality of her voice, but also her way of conveying the emotional intent of a song.
The judges were blown away. “I fought for you a few times, and I know why,” Keith Urban said. “Because your voice is one of my favorites in the entire competition.”
Mariah Carey agreed, saying, “There’s something that feels genuine about you as a performer.”
Nicki Minaj became a convert on the spot, telling the young performer, “I feel like today you became a star in front of me.”
Harrison joins Janelle Arthur as one of the Top 40 in this year’s ‘American Idol.’