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Watch Kree Harrison Sing “Stronger” in American Idol 2013 Girls Semi-Finals

Kree Harrison performs Faith Hill’s “Stronger” in American Idol 2013 girls semi-finals.

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If you believe the online buzz, Kree Harrison is considered to be one of, if not THE, American Idol 2013 frontrunner. It’s no big surprise, as the 22-year-old country singer who hails from Texas but lives in Nashville, Tennessee, has blown away the judges with her stellar vocals.

“I would be very afraid if I were any of the other girls here tonight,” judge Nicki Minaj said after her Las Vegas performance of “Up to the Mountain”.

As many have said over the years, country singers do tend to have heartbreaking tales to tell, and this beautiful girl has a doozie. She lost her dad to an airplane crash when she was only 12 years old, and her mother died in a car accident only four years later. She took to songwriting to express her emotions, and you’ll need some tissues handy to check out her song, “You Would’ve Wanted It That Way”.

Singing and performing is certainly old hat to Kree, as she even went on The Rosie O’Donnell Show when she was eight to perform and returned three more times. In fact, Lyric Street Records caught wind of her talent and signed her at the age of 12. Already knowing she didn’t want to be Disney-esque but more country, she split with the label. Perhaps she was destined for Idol, as she certainly sailed through to the Top 20.

03.6.2013 / 08:16 AM EDT by Marnie Brodersen
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