Katharine McPhee Sings "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" - AMERICAN IDOL

  • Published on Mar 13, 2017
  • Katharine McPhee Sings "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" - AMERICAN IDOL
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    AMERICAN IDOL XV will bring generations together to cheer and vote for their favorite contestants and crown America’s next singing sensation - one last time.
    The original music show phenomenon, AMERICAN IDOL returns for its farewell - and 15th - season in January 2016. Featuring host Ryan Seacrest and judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr., the farewell celebration will pay tribute to the past 14 seasons, the amazingly talented contestants and the millions of fans who called, tweeted, texted and championed their IDOLS.
    Eventually the competition is whittled down to two finalists who compete for a major recording contract and the AMERICAN IDOL title. Past winners Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, Scotty McCreery, Phillip Phillips, Candice Glover, and Caleb Johnson as well as fan-favorites Jennifer Hudson, Adam Lambert, Chris Daughtry, and Katharine McPhee, have all become household names and made their marks on the recording industry.
    Katharine McPhee Sings "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" - AMERICAN IDOL
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Comments • 110

  • Adán de Maríass
    Adán de Maríass 2 days ago


  • Ivy Carla
    Ivy Carla 3 days ago

    2019, and I still can’t find a better version of this song. She really sang it best, and boy did she set the bar real high 👏🏽😊

  • j rand
    j rand 25 days ago

    I love her voice

    JOHNNY STRAYHORN 29 days ago

    I often watch this for a number of reasons,particularly because I consider you a diamond-the-rough vocalist that momentarily captured my heart with your 1st seated version of this timeless classic on American Idol and made cry tears of joy, back when it was still somewhat unacceptable for a man to openly show such emotion! And also, to remember that there is a beautiful opening verse that often is not included and is one that I was unaware of until you sang it that first time! It is more memorable than a first kiss and it always brings a tear to mine eyes! Today I wish upon a star that someday you will be performing close enough to Boston that I will get to see you perform it live, along with all of your beautiful music! And if that day never comes, then I would at least like to say thank you!

  • Scott Campbell
    Scott Campbell Month ago

    Beautiful and chilling at the same time. Think of my father and the memories we once shared which are now gone forever.

  • Skylar H
    Skylar H Month ago

    If anyone has seen "house bunny" with anna faris. Katharine plays a pregnant sorority girl! Movie is hilarious. Check it out!

  • Joe Smith
    Joe Smith 2 months ago

    She should have.

  • Yolanda Rodriguez
    Yolanda Rodriguez 2 months ago


  • Dan OConnor
    Dan OConnor 2 months ago

    I thought she should have won.

  • Karen L
    Karen L 2 months ago +1

    I liked her till she fooled around with David foster while he was married

    • Mara P
      Mara P 11 days ago

      He was already divorced though.

    MEETUP SCHEDULE 3 months ago +1

    why she marry that old foster, ruined her career.

  • Truth Peace
    Truth Peace 3 months ago

    She's just so pretty

  • Shelly Johnstone
    Shelly Johnstone 3 months ago

    Credit to Jane Monheit for this version?

  • Sam T.
    Sam T. 4 months ago

    Gorgeous tone.

  • DearAbbeyLouise
    DearAbbeyLouise 4 months ago +4

    She never really got the credit she deserved by the judges besides a few performances. These days, the contestants are mostly generic singers and are praised like crazy. It was definitely a very different time then. Either way, she is an incredible talent and she is very successful now. Her talent has taken her so far! She was always the real winner to me!

  • Brendan O
    Brendan O 4 months ago

    How could she have not won.

  • Reinhard Andre
    Reinhard Andre 4 months ago

    it's so beautiful ❤

  • john knowing
    john knowing 4 months ago

    Hard to believe she started screwing/married her promoter David Foster that's 2 times her age. His kids are almost as old as her He was born in 1949 she 1984

  • boomer61jlk
    boomer61jlk 4 months ago

    Best AI performance EVER!!

  • carter4871
    carter4871 5 months ago

    She won all of us...…………………………...thank you Katharine

  • Emmers Hatton
    Emmers Hatton 5 months ago

    The 5th grade choir at my school did this song and a girl had a solo and she was amazing!

  • cak sontong
    cak sontong 5 months ago +1

    I want a wife like you
    Just like you
    More than just beautiful
    More than just gorgeous
    More than just flawless

  • Joelle Borja
    Joelle Borja 5 months ago +2

    Just want scorpion back

  • حارث يزن Hareth
    حارث يزن Hareth 5 months ago


  • Ken Mo
    Ken Mo 5 months ago

    People who are dislikes are most haters in the world

  • Hajili Jukerin
    Hajili Jukerin 5 months ago

    Kathrine always in my mind.. Love from malaysia

  • joedsavage
    joedsavage 6 months ago +2

    Wow. That was incredible. I can't believe she didn't win. I'm amazed.

  • Namira Azzahra
    Namira Azzahra 6 months ago

    Who’s here because of Maddie Ziegler

    Guess just me ;-;

  • Good Messenger Jennifer 2.0/Malak

    Best ever.

  • Brian Sherrod
    Brian Sherrod 7 months ago +6

    Flawless and beautiful! ❤️

  • QueOnda 123
    QueOnda 123 7 months ago

    I remember crying during this performance...

  • Controversial Codi
    Controversial Codi 8 months ago

    Why didn’t she win 💯💯💯

  • John Zyp
    John Zyp 8 months ago

    Crap shit not good.

  • itdlv
    itdlv 9 months ago

    She looks just like Holly Michaels! Lol

    • k fan
      k fan 7 months ago

      itdlv she looks like Sophia Bush (Brooke Davis of one tree hill)

  • P. Beltran
    P. Beltran 9 months ago

    Powerful Performance!

  • Baritone45
    Baritone45 10 months ago +3

    God, Katharine's beautiful! She looks good, too.

  • Dat Woop Thing
    Dat Woop Thing 10 months ago +1

    Nah not good

  • Beluckyinlove net
    Beluckyinlove net 11 months ago +1

    i like original perf by Judy Garland much better. This is too modern and defeats the purpose.

  • Jacosa Ainu'u
    Jacosa Ainu'u Year ago +1

    If you listen to Jane Monheit's and Eva Cassidy's versions, you'll hear where she got 99% of the phrasing for this. I love her voice, but I wish they would have given credit to the other singers whose creativity provided this phrasing.

  • Clyde Woode
    Clyde Woode Year ago

    By far the best rendition of this song ......ever!

  • Ryuji Omote
    Ryuji Omote Year ago

    Katharine McPhee Sings "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" - AMERICAN IDOL

  • urthebest1122
    urthebest1122 Year ago +12

    Beautiful voice and performance by Katherine, my favorite all time performance of American Idol. And, she was so comfortable with sitting there belting this out. No anxiety or fakeness. I come back to watch this periodically. Never forgot about it like I do all the other performances on AI.

  • EJ Trinidad
    EJ Trinidad Year ago +16

    That remix at the end tho

  • Gina Dillon
    Gina Dillon Year ago

    She is talented but lacks true star quality. Her head is far too big for her body and she is just not that pretty.

  • Joe Smith
    Joe Smith Year ago +5

    One of the rare performances that are sung better than the original

  • NajwaBellydance
    NajwaBellydance Year ago +1

    Best performance ever on AMerican Idol!!!

    • Deborah Godwin
      Deborah Godwin Year ago

      NajwaBellydance No -Fantasia singing “Summertime”- was the best performance ever.

  • Sean Naughton
    Sean Naughton Year ago +7

    I fell in love with her watching this show. Don't tell my wife!

  • kidd villa-pal
    kidd villa-pal Year ago

    A rose will bloom, it then will fade... . . .

  • Diana Knox
    Diana Knox Year ago +2

    She didn't win b/c they knew she would be able to become a star without them. Same with Daughtery, same with Adam Lambert. Although the year Daughtery was participating, they had David Archeletta and David Cook (the winner). That was a tough year to decide. Still, Katharine should have won, look at all she has done compared to the winner that year!

  • Paula Amaral
    Paula Amaral Year ago

    She's great

  • Paula Amaral
    Paula Amaral Year ago

    She's great

  • Paula Amaral
    Paula Amaral Year ago

    She's great

  • Tina M
    Tina M Year ago

    FLAWLESS!!! 👏👏👏👏

  • Levi Lanz
    Levi Lanz Year ago


  • benzmusiczone
    benzmusiczone Year ago +79

    One of the best performances of American Idol history.

  • qwerty123!
    qwerty123! Year ago

    AGT verses Idol compare this to Jackie Evancho Rainbow 2017

  • Bianca Mart
    Bianca Mart Year ago +17

    Paige what u doin here

  • justmyopinion 1
    justmyopinion 1 Year ago +22

    That smooth transition into the chorus is amazing. Keeps me coming back to this version. My favourite cover.

  • Debbie Campbell
    Debbie Campbell Year ago +2

    This was always one of my favorite Idol performances. So beautiful.

  • J B
    J B Year ago +5

    Katharine McPhee was born a winner, a winner of our hearts