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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Anna Kaelin - Anna Kaelin [EP]

Anna Kaelin - Anna Kaelin [EP]
2010, Anna Kaelin

Salt Lake City, Utah singer and American Idol Season 8 semi-finalist Anna Kaelin's self-titled debut EP is full of radio-ready country/pop that would seem to have her on a can't miss trajectory to Nashville. Kaelin has a solid country radio voice, cover girl looks and some impressive if rough songwriting chops on display on Anna Kaelin. Opening with "Touch", Kaelin shows real commercial potential in an upbeat love-song ready for CMT and the host of stations that follow its play list. "Parading In The Rain" shows a bit more vocal range from Kaelin and features an uplifting message. "Give Me A Reason" has real commercial radio potential, although the acoustic arrangement offered on the EP would need updating. It's a very well-written tune, sung with an authenticity of emotion that's startling. Kaelin gives a bit of pop/country fluff on "Come On, Come On", a highly catchy tune that seems a likely single. Kaelin closes with "When Love Finds You", a classic-sounding pop country ballad. Offered in a stripped-down acoustic arrangement, "When Love Finds You" is the sort of song you could imagine Faith, Shania or Carrie singing. The thing is, Kaelin might just be good enough to make a go of it on her own.

Rating: 4 Stars (Out of 5)

Lean more about about Anna Kaelin at Kaelin is available digitally from or iTunes.

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