She’s the one who got away. Tori Kelly was let go from American Idol season 9 during Hollywood Week, and now she is on the verge of stardom. The singer/songwriter performed on Good Morning America today. Robin Roberts mentioned that Tori is favored to be given a Best New Artist nod at Grammy time.
Tori stopped by GMA with her acoustic guitar to perform “Should’ve Been Us” ahead of the release tomorrow of her new album, Unbreakable Smile.
The album as a mixture of urban soul and pop, and “everything I grew up listening to” says Tori. She added “I’m excited, because I put so much of myself into these songs.” She’ll be performing at the Best Buy in New York City tomorrow to kick off the album launch.
“I think it’s exciting too, just because of the type of fans that I have,” said the singer, who came to prominence on Youtube, “We all feel that we’re on this journey together. It’s not an overnight thing. We’ve all been…through it. It makes the album even more special.”
Her performance, accompanied only by her acoustic guitar, features a mind-blowing a cappella section at the end. She’s an incredible singer!
Watch Tori Kelly perform “Should’ve Been Us” right here