She Used to Be Mine was originally released by Sara Bareilles on her 2015 album What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress, as a single, and by Jessie Mueller on the cast recording of the soundtrack for the stage musical Waitress in 2016. It is about looking back on your life and regretting the changes that have occurred, but finding the strength to fight back and regain yourself. Krista starts the song timidly, as she remarks about the changes that have occurred, and as she lists the changes that she doesn’t like but then she builds in both vocal and emotional intensity through the middle of the song, then returns to the timid for the end of the song having expressed the emotions of the lyrics expertly. Krista handles the full dynamic range and melodies of the song as well as the original but manages to push the emotional range a stage further. The video is from Krista‘s performance at the Sanremo Junior Malta singing competition where she won her category.
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