Meet Katherine Winston American Idol 2015 Season 14 Top 24 Contestant
Katherine Winston is a singer-songwriter from Massachusetts, who has been featured in multiple venues in her hometown. From her Youtube videos, Katherine is a singer who leans towards country, alternative and current pop hits. Regarding her influences, Katherine sites Damien Rice, Duffy, Amy Winehouse and more. In addition to performing for Youtube, Katherine is known for making multiple appearances across her hometown. Katherine is also an avid writer of original songs, which she sometimes showcases on her Youtube Channel.
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Armed with a guitar, Katherine usually brings back up support to her performances; Her father adds his guitar/mandolin, while her sister brings her backing vocals. Over this past summer, Katherine auditioned for American Idol, advancing to the top 24! If you are a fan of Katherine, look out for her, as she is sure to be showcased.
Overall Thoughts: In the sense that I see her voice fitting into dark and alternative genres, Katherine reminds me of Lorde honestly, That aside, Katherine is in my personal top 5 girls and I think she is incredibly talented. I think she will stick around a while this season. However, as much as I like her, she also kind of reminds me of Emily Piriz, and she didn’t last that long.
- Royals, by Lorde. Again, she reminds me of Lorde. Either way, I think she could seriously slay this song, especially if she switches it up.
- Cough Syrup, by Young the Giant. This song would solidify what genre Katherine defines herself. From watching her videos, I think she is alternative, so this would let the audience know where she fits in. However, if she wants to go with pop and country like she sometimes does in her covers, I’d pick another song as a statement of where she will be sticking with for the season.
We caught a glimpse of Katherine during the New York City auditions, where she sang “If I Didn’t Know” by the Civil Wars as a backdrop to hopefuls being eliminated.