Grace Kinstler put her powerhouse vocals on full display with live debut of her single “Love Someone.”
On Sunday, May 16, during American Idol, Kinstler performed her debut single. Produced by Tricky Stewart, “Love Someone” finds the American Idol contestant and rising star putting her powerhouse vocals on full display while singing about having an endless love regardless of the circumstances.
“When you love somebody, love someone, you live and you learn,” Kinstler sings in the chorus of the track. “You rise and you fall, but somehow it’s worth it all.”
Watch her live debut of “Love Someone” below.
Following her performance, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie gushed over her incredible vocals.
“Grace what a great way to pick a song off the bat,” Perry said. “I felt you, I felt that, and that was big Grace, it was beautiful.”
“Rendered speechless once again,” Bryan added. “I loved your melody on your original, and yet another great performance from you. I can’t shoot any holes in her performance. I can’t pick it apart.”
“It is very clear to all of us that you’ve taken every bit of instruction but that’s not even the point,” Richie said. “You came here being you, we just gave you your platform. Artistry, check, star power, check, your future, check.”
Upon releasing the debut single, producer Stewart gushed over Kinstler.
“When [Grace] sings, she really gives you a connectivity to the lyric. And it’s been fun to just work with a singer that understands those things,” Stewart told Billboard of Kinstler. “Usually you only see [that] in really established artists, but she just seems to have that gift naturally.” Stewart also praised Spence’s song choice and said his voice “is bringing so much to the table, and when we got to the room we just really clicked. It was really, truly sparks.”
In addition to giving the live debut of “Love Someone,” the Idol contestant also stunned with a cover of Kelly Clarkson’s “A Moment Like This,” as well as performed a duet alongside Willie Spence of Finneas’ “What They Say About Us.”
Additionally, Throughout Kinstler’s Idol journey, she has impressed the Idol judges and stole the hearts of Americans across the country with performances of Demi Lovato (“Father”), Jessie J (“Queen”), Gladys Knight & the Pips with Joss Stone (“Midnight Train To Georgia”), Sia (“Elastic Heart”), Ariana Grande (“Dangerous Woman”), Pharrell Williams (“Happy”), Disney’s Frozen (“In The Unknown”), Coldplay (“Fix You”) and Adele (“When We Were Young”).
Earlier in the season, Idol judge Luke Bryan praised Kinstler saying “This is the first time in four years that just someone singing made me cry.” While Perry gushed that the powerhouse singer gives her a “full wave of body chills.”