Check out an adorable 10 year old Kree Harrison singing on The Rosie O’Donnell Show! The American Idol 12 Top 3 finalist, sang “Broken Wing” for the audience. Check out the Zebra patterned cowboy hat! So cute. She ended up on Rosie’s talk show after sending in a tape.
Little Kree was a big fan of Wynonna Judd and Reba McEntire. When asked about her hopes and dreams, little Kree said it would be “such an honor” to sing on the Grand Ole Opry. That particular dream is not a stretch… Kree and her family won a trip to Opryland as a prize for being picked to perform on the show.
Kree made a return trip to Rosie, along with two other young singers. Her performance of “Unchained Melody” begins at the 3:15 mark. Check out that high note! The first singer, a young girl sure loves her runs! After her 1st appearance, Kree told Rosie, she got a call from the (now defunct) Lyric Street records. After meeting with them, they signed her. She acquired a lawyer and management team, and her family planned a move to Nashville.
It would only be a year later, when Kree was 11, that she would lose her dad in a plane crash. Then, tragically, she’d lose her mom only 8 years later in a car crash. But it would be happy times for Kree in these clips from Rosie.
Thanks to @gradywsmith from Entertainment Weekly for the tip!