Kree Harrison Sings Adele’s ‘Rumor Has It’ With Amber Holcomb on ‘American Idol’
Soulful country singer Kree Harrison sang a duet with fellow ‘American Idol‘ contestant Amber Holcomb on the show Wednesday night (April 24), teaming up for a strong performance of Adele’s ‘Rumor Has It’ that showed a new side to Harrison.
Harrison and Holcomb have both turned in a number of strong performances this season, but this song gave Harrison in particular a chance to sing in a different style than she usually does. She rose to the occasion, matching Holcomb note-for-note and showcasing her smoky lower register. Many times these sorts of forced pairings end up not truly showcasing either singer, but this one ended up being a strong vehicle for both.
Both the judges and the fans seemed to enjoy the performance. “That was really good,” Keith Urban said. He thought Holcomb seemed to have found a new confidence, while he told Harrison, “Your voice is always sensational.”
Nicki Minaj thought Holcomb dominated the duet, telling Harrison that she needs to be more in the song and add more personality if she wants to remain in the contest.