'American Idol' interview: Kree Harrison talks about her tough Top 4 night
What was it like to receive so much criticism from the judges?
Kree Harrison: I mean, constructive criticism is not a bad thing for me, because I'm not going to stay here and just be safe. I like challenges and to put a fire under my butt.
If the constructive criticism is helpful, what will you take from what the judges told you tonight?
Kree Harrison: What Keith said really stuck with me, because he has been rooting for me since the beginning, fighting for me actually. I mean every word that I sing and you ought to believe me, so I guess I'm going to have to show that more and literally tear down every wall that is there. I'm going to try and do that and hopefully I will be here again to do that. I hope no one goes home this week!
Did you feel like your energy was different tonight?
Kree Harrison: I try to have as much energy as I possibly can right now because we are all so drained. But I had fun with my first song, whether or not they thought it was a good song choice. The crowd was so much fun to interact with during it. I don't know -- I mean every song was a blast and hopefully we will be able to do that more on tour.
It's usually seen as a dangerous choice to sing an Adele song in a competition. Did you consider singing a different duet with Amber?
Kree Harrison: Yes. We spent more time picking the song than actually rehearsing it. Because it was so intense, I mean two girls trying to do a duet that are completely different ... I was glad we chose that song though and I had so much fun. I can't wait to watch it and see what happened!
You even inspired Nicki and Mariah to almost do a duet.
Kree Harrison: I know! I loved that. I brought them together. I guess I'm the mediator! Mamas do that, mamas do that ... [laughs]