Songbird Tori Kelly just dropped her newest album Inspired By True Events last month, which means she is still heavy on the promo trail this month. One of her many stops along the way was at ELLE magazine where the bubbly singer/songwriter/musician was invited to participate in a good old game of "Song Association." But was our genre-hopping girl up for the challenge?
Before she started, Tori admitted that she had nervous butterflies going into it, but she jumped right in and knocked the first few words outta the park. The words "only," "change," "thank" and "smile" were light work for the songstress as she pulled tracks from Ariana Grande, Kirk Franklin and even her own catalog outta her mental Rolodex. After starting off strong, she got tripped up by the word "now," but after a brief dramatic breakdown, she bounced back with "Down" by Jay Sean and Lil Wayne, Beyoncé's "Countdown" and even a random Tyra Banks song. She then hit her stride and broke out tracks by Nelly, Omarion, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Biz Markie and Paramore to end on a high note and with a final score of 13 outta 15.
Aside from not getting a perfect score, what was most surprising about Tori's turn on "Song Association" was all of the hip-hop joints that she sang during the game. Who knew she was a hip-hop head, too? Some rapper needs to get this woman to rock the mic with a soulful hook for their rap song ASAP. Covering everything from pop to gospel to R&B to rap during her time in the hot seat, Tori Kelly definitely showed that she's got the range.