Katie Stevens appeared on Ellen today and sang a sumptuous version of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow“.
I wonder if she was planning to perform this song for the Top 7 “Inspirational Songs Theme” this week?
She phrases this song quite differently from the many versions that I have heard of this song and, in doing so, fully demonstrates the amazing quality of her vocal and musical gifts.
Her interview segment with Ellen was very sweet and refreshingly funny. Her random comment about Simon was just so hilarious and demonstrated her youthful candor and inquisitiveness. Ellen – as only Ellen can do – immediately picked up on this! What a cute exchange of dialogue.
I loved and appreciated Ellen’s acknowledgment of Katie’s innate talent at the conclusion of her number.
Also, I did sense a country flavor in Katie’s rendition of this song – it was slight, but it was definitely there, so maybe Simon was on to something. He did feel that Katie’s career gravitated toward the country-pop genre, but that may have been wistful thinking on his part. It’s too early to tell. I think she has many sides to her artistic persona and, as the years unfold, so will the full and complete potential of her artistry.
If you haven’t already clicked on a link or the picture accompanying this blog topic, you can watch see and hear Katie’s interview and performance on The Ellen Show here.