Thursday, April 24, 2014

Throwback Thursday: April 21, 2009: Kris performs She Works Hard for the Money on American Idol

Most Thursdays when we don't have a show, we take a look back at Kris' career via video.

Yesterday, Kris fans received the happy news that Fremantle (the company that owns the rights to American Idol) had decided to unblock the many videos of Idol that had been posted to YouTube. That means you can easily find and rewatch all of the great memories of American Idol Season 8.

Many people point to Kris' performances of Heartless, Ain't No Sunshine and Falling Slowly as key to his Idol victory. While they were integral, they were by no means his only great performances. One I personally feel is very underrated is his venture into "the woman's department" as Paula Abdul called it to cover Donna Summer's She Works Hard for the Money. Check it out on this nice quality video that must have been blocked as soon as it was posted in 2009 but is back up now:


And for a little bonus, here's a full band take on it from a 2012 concert in Fort Myers, Florida: