Bonnie McKee Performs “American Girl” For 102.7 KIIS FM: Watch

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She's An American Girl
Bonnie McKee continues to forge a new path as a pop diva to be reckoned with after writing a string hits for superstars like Katy Perry, Britney Spears and Ke$ha. The bubbly 29-year-old unveiled her debut single “American Girl” with a star-studded video last week and she is already promoting it with a live performance in the 102.7 KIIS FM studio.

Bonnie does a great job with the perky pop anthem, hamming it up in jean shorts and a leather bra. She’s obviously been waiting to do her own thing for some time and the fashion-forward songsmith is making every moment count. It was also a treat to hear her perform some of the tracks she gave away and realize how much of her personality has been injected into those songs.

Do you think Bonnie has what it takes to make it as a pop star in her own right? Opine in the comments below.

  • carlos

    wow. she really can’t reach those notes on the chorus live. painful

  • Sean

    Terrible vocals. Her voice is so shrill. Sometimes people are better off behind the music. I think she happens to be one of them. Unfortunately, just because you’re pretty and a talented musician, doesn’t mean that you should be on stage.

  • dustin

    i saw her live like 10 years ago and she sounded AMAZING. its silly to judge the strength of an artist on one iffy performance. believe it or not, i’m guessing she probably hasn’t rehearsed this song live very much… lol

  • Leo

    Ah c’mon guys this is probably within the first 3 times of playing the song live….. No it wasn’t pitch perfect but it was really good! Good energy. We still haven’t seen half the vocal performance from Kesha or Britney. She is going to continue to improve on that live chorus but watch out for her. Look at LDR(Lana).. give her a few weeks.

  • Patricia

    Agree with Leo and Dustin. I’ve heard many of Bonnie’s earlier performances. She has some serious vocal chops and an amazing range. She can definitely hit the notes. This was a radio studio, not a music hall – hard to tell what anyone sounds like. Plus, she was hopping between styles written for several other artists. Like to see them do the same. Give her some time and I think you’ll be really surprised.

  • Jacob Hillier

    this was one of her first performances of the song give her a break. yes, it was pitchy, but so would you if you hadn’t have rehearsed the song at all. she just needs time.