Next, Kris Allen tries his hand at..."She Works Hard for the Money"?
He makes an acoustic version of this tune, playing the guitar and performing with two guys playing bongos. I'm a little leery at first, but it grows on me. Nice, controlled vocals and a creative take on a dance song. Kris illustrates a kind of reworking here that AI is supposed to be all about. Maybe he doesn't have the stellar range, but he's becoming a real contender for the top 2. He grows on me every week.
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Kara: "You took a real risk with that arrangement and let me tell you, it paid off big time."
Paula: "You shopped and found a perfect fit."
Simon: "It was original. It was well thought out. That was not karaoke...It was a fantastic performance."
Randy: "You are ready for the big time, dawg."