It’s a love story, ooh, a love story.

UPDATED: Kat’s much-touted “surprise” is up at her official website: a nice version of “O Come, All Ye Faithful.” She gets a little Christina-ish with the melisma at times, and she’s still sounding a bit pouty, but for the most part she sings this straight, and her glory note is perfectly in her range (instead of being screechily out of reach).

Katharine McPhee has some songs streaming on her MySpace: The bland “Each Other” and “Over It,” the dreaded “Open Toes” (complete with even cheesier, synthier production this time around), and the quite catchy, airy “Love Story.” Dare I say I’m actually liking this song quite a bit, although once again, Katharine’s lovely rich alto voice is pushed into her sinusy upper register (and it’s never a good thing when you wind up channeling JoJo-style* whining). It’s also got a really great summertime-at-the-beach feeling to it, so it’s kind of a shame that it’s being put out in the dead of winter. But anyway, unimpressive vocals aside, this is probably the best song I’ve heard from Katharine yet.

*That’s tweeny JoJo, circa 2004, not the more mature-sounding JoJo that showed up on 2006’s The High Road (although she’d probably get more cred if she just went by “Jo”)


2 Responses to “It’s a love story, ooh, a love story.”

  1. 1 Amanda December 20, 2006 at 8:52 am

    Wonder what you bloggers will write about when Katharine McPhee gets the AMA and Billboard awards this coming year?

  2. 2 idolicious December 20, 2006 at 9:00 am

    I love how you’re able to look into your crystal ball and predict Katharine’s future sales and popularity. That’s a cool talent.

    But anyway, if she does by some chance happen to pick up an award, you know what I’ll write? “Congratulations.”

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