'Real Country': Episode 2 winner Kylie Frey could be the next big country music star
Performing 'Wide Open Spaces' by the Dixie Chicks, Kylie Frey from Shania Twain's team left the judges impressed
'Real Country,' which premiered November 13 just got done with the second episode of its eight-part country music series. And, as the competition continues, as much as we get to witness amazing country artists, we also learn more about the judges and what they expect from the performers.
This week the special guest judge on the show was Wynonna Judd. The three contestants who were chosen by the judges to perform in the second episode had to choose songs under the theme 'hitting the road.' Though the series is currently only in its second episode, with another five episodes left, according to me, the reality competition show might have already found its next big country artist and Kylie Frey is set to go all the way.
Performing 'Wide Open Spaces' by the Dixie Chicks, Frey from Shania Twain's team left the judges impressed. The Opelousas, Louisiana, singer was surely better than the other two performers from Jake Owen and Travis Tritt's team and it comes with no doubt she has a lot more in store. And, with a voice like that, she seems like a very hopeful prospect with a future in country music. This was confirmed by the comments from the judges, and the applause she gained from the audience. Her performance was so captivating, Frey was showered with praises from all three judges who knew she had a lot more to offer.
After her victorious debut performance, Owen said, “This whole show has been full of talent and every time someone like you steps up here it’s like, man, it just gets better and better. You did a great job tonight.” Her first performance earned her 4 stars from the studio audience which resulted in her advancing to the finals.
Singing 'Break Down Here' by Julie Roberts, she proved she is a real country singer, and left the judges including guest judge Judd spellbound by her voice. Judd went on to add that though Frey's performance was great, she should keep her eyes open so that she makes that much more of a connection. "You’re so believable, but I want your eyes open and I want to make more of a connection with you because you’re one step away from being absolutely in my soul, and me feeling you." Now, I don't think there is anyone who would disagree with that especially after hearing her sing.
All the three panelists also enjoyed her performance, mainly her childhood idol Twain who she has looked up to all her life. "I heard your voice,” said Twain. “I hear the rodeo queen. I hear the courage. I think you sold it with all your heart. I loved it and I love you.”
With the votes all done, it was revealed that Frey had won the episode with a total of 4.5 stars from the studio audience which resulted in her getting $10,000 and a performance at Stagecoach, California’s Country Music Festival. With this, she also advances to the grand finale of the show, where she stands the chance of winning $100,000 and a performance at the Grand Ole Opry. And if she continues to perform the way she did tonight, there is no doubt that she will be taking home the winning prize.