That’s pretty much what I said.

A review of Katharine McPhee’s first single, from Billboard.com:

…But the question dogging anyone who studied the singer throughout the season is whether McPhee possesses the internal depth to imbed her soul into original songs, since she seldom demonstrated—in her eyes—any understanding of joy or pain in any lyric she sang. The mystery remains in debut single “Over It,” a lightweight, urban-lite ditty that sounds as if it were lifted from the JoJo catalog. McPhee’s vocals are thin and layered to the point that there’s little unveiling of her personality (it’s also suspicious that there are three female background vocalists contributing)…At this point, “Over It” offers no favors for long-term potential.

I had to edit the review slightly for fair use reasons, but yes, the original review does begin by noting that Katharine is pretty (you know…the important stuff) and sings well.

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5 Responses to “That’s pretty much what I said.”


  1. 1 PayTheDevil January 13, 2007 at 1:01 am

    But can you dance to it? Where is Dick when we need him?

  2. 2 MaryS-NJ January 13, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    It’ll make great background music at Limited Too or Justice for Girls when the tweenies and teenies go to shop for their clothes. They play a lot of Hillary Duff, JoJo and High School Musical in those stores. Kat will fit right in.

  3. 3 SunnyLovesSoul January 14, 2007 at 3:51 am

    Ah, man, it’s just about – really – why do you think she wasn’t all keen on getting out a CD fast? She’s more actress than singer/performer. Hello Broadway.

  4. 4 Melissa January 14, 2007 at 5:19 am

    I actually like this song. It has a good hook and is kinda catchy. It does seem like RCA went the safe route by making “Over It” the first single, but that just means we can expect a better second single a la Kelly Clarkson and thus, her sales will be steady. However, if it doesn’t get better than “Over It”, people will be OVER Katharine. Luckily, we know that isn’t true as we have heard “Dangerous.” Guaranteed hit.

  5. 5 idolicious January 14, 2007 at 9:18 am

    I’ve heard “Dangerous” and while it might do well on the club circuit, I’m not so sure it’s a guaranteed hit. From what I’ve heard of Top 40 radio in the past few months, most dancy/clubby tracks have to have some kind of an edge to them, and “Dangerous” is no “SexyBack.”


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