Based On a True Story On her sophomore outing, American Idol survivor — and current Celebrity Fit Club contestant — Kimberley Locke is unshackled by the constraints of genre. Based… 2007-05-01 Kimberley Locke Pop
Music Review

Based on a True Story (2007)

Kimberley Locke | LOCKE'S MISSING KEY On her second disc, the former Idol contestant shows she's open to different styles, but the performances don't stick
LOCKE'S MISSING KEY On her second disc, the former Idol contestant shows she's open to different styles, but the performances don't stick

Details Release Date: May 01, 2007; Lead Performance: Kimberley Locke; Genre: Pop

On her sophomore outing, American Idol survivor — and current Celebrity Fit Club contestant — Kimberley Locke is unshackled by the constraints of genre. Based on a True Story shows her as much at home with a cathartic country ballad (''Change'') as she is with a lurching rocker (''Any Which Way''), a reverent cover of a chestnut (''Band of Gold''), or an Oprah-ready anthem of gratitude (''Everyday Angels''). But stylistic variety means little if it isn't accompanied by memorable performances, and K. Lo fails to inject personality into these songs. C


Sign up for EW.com's American Idol Alerts!

Don't miss a story! We'll send you an alert each morning when we've added new American Idol content.
E-mail address:


Originally posted May 09, 2007 Published in issue #934 May 18, 2007 Order article reprints