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Chicago Singer Krystal Metcalfe On Destiny’s Child, Queen And British Cooking Shows

Chicago singer Krystal Metcalfe likes Queen, Destiny’s Child and cooking shows. 

Metcalfe, who dips between genres and lands in a space uniquely her own, will release a video for her new single “Fearless” on April 17.

But first, Metcalfe answered five questions about music and TV.


What’s in your Netflix queue? 

Krystal Metcalfe: What were we watching last night? The Adam Sandler movie — it’s called Bedtime Stories. And then, there’s this British cooking show the The Big Family Cooking Showdown. It’s a competition where families of three all cook every round and then they eliminate a family to get the winner. I like that little show.

What song do you listen to when you need motivation?

Metcalfe: Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now”

How did your parents’ record collection affect you?

Metcalfe: It was my foundation. When I was growing up, all we could listen to was gospel, classical and theater, so that pretty much set me up to be the dramatic queen that I am. 

What’s your favorite TV theme song?

Metcalfe: The Proud Family because I love Destiny’s Child and I loved when they did that. I watched the video of them making it. And it was just like — I just loved that.


What was the last song you listened to on your way over here?

Metcalfe: Kirk Franklin’s “Melodies From Heaven”

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. 

Press play above to hear Jenn White’s interview with Metcalfe from WBEZ’s The Morning Shift.

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