Kree Harrison – Vegas Singoff – American Idol 12 by IdolxMuzic

Keith Urban previously called Kree Harrison one of his favorite voices in the “American Idol” competition this year — and now we can totally see why. Her “Up to the Mountain” by Patty Griffin was one of the best of the night during the first Top 20 women’s performances.

Urban said afterward, “You don’t over-try, you don’t have any desperation when you sing. There’s an effortless believability. It’s authentic” and Nicki Minaj added, “I would be very afraid if I was any of these other girls here tonight … every time you sing a song, you make love to the song.”

Randy and Mariah heaped on the praise with “It was effortless. I felt like I was at your show and you’ve been doing this for 25 years” and “You sang the hell out of that song,” respectively.

What did you think, “Idol” fans? We think Kree just named herself a frontrunner.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."