Well, sorry to burst anyone’s bubble, but, after hearing this ITunes performance of “Wild Horses” from Top 11 American Idol 9 Finalist Katie Stevens, methinks this talented young lady is going to be around for a while.
Her voice is wonderfully refined and, yet, she has a natural inclination to artistically bend and mold her phrases.
My only critique is that she needs to develop further creativity in her vocal delivery, particularly her phrasing method. At one point during this song, the repeated “Wild Horses” refrain began to sound a little too predictable and linear. However, in her defense, the background arrangement was very tedious and left nothing to the imagination.
So, hopefully, the vocal coaches will work with Katie in the development of her interpretive ability. She’s almost there – she just need some tweaking and then her performances should really soar.