East Texan Kree Harrison Sings Celine Dion’s ‘Have You Ever Been in Love’ on ‘American Idol’
Aspiring country singer Kree Harrison showed her versatility on ‘American Idol‘ on Wednesday night (April 17), singing the Celine Dion song ‘Have You Ever Been in Love’ to overwhelming praise from the judges.
She chose the song as part of the theme of contestants singing songs from divas. She called Dion her favorite diva, joking that her own diva demands would include 1,000 kittens and blue M&Ms.
She delivered the song with her trademark mix of power and control, wearing a simple-but-elegant black dress and standing at the mic with a minimum of obvious performance.
Mariah Carey proclaimed the performance “divalicious,” saying it was a great key and showed Harrison’s versatility.
Keith Urban praised the song choice, praising Harrison’s effortless control, poise and elegance, while Nicki Minaj gushed, “You’re not just a country singer — you’re worldly or iconic,” adding, “you just elevated everything.”
Randy Jackson concurred, saying, “Great song by a great singer.”
Harrison will find out whether she progresses to the next round on the results show Thursday night (April 18).