Reba McEntire Extremely Impressed by TikTok Take on Classic ‘Fancy’

by Samantha Whidden
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On Tuesday (September 7th) country superstar Reba McEntire took to her TikTok account to show her reaction to Reyna Roberts’ version of her hit single “Fancy.”

“#duet with @thereynaroberts You go girl! Fancy would be proud! #sangin #rangin #fancy #reba #reyna #countrymusic,” Reba McEntire declares on TikTok. Both McEntire and Roberts go back and forth with their duets to each other. 

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#duet with @thereynaroberts You go girl! Fancy would be proud! #sangin #rangin #fancy #reba #reyna #countrymusic

♬ original sound – ReynaRoberts

Reba McEntire released her version of “Fancy” in February 1991. The version went to number 8 on the Billboard Country charts. The country singer used the song for an encore at live performances and describes the song as her “possible signature hit.” As of November 2019, “Fancy” has reportedly sold more than 760,000 digital copies in the U.S. 

Reba McEntire Reveals Her Thoughts About Drag Queens Singing ‘Fancy’

During a 2020 interview with Pride Source, Reba McEntire shared her thoughts about drags queens singing “Fancy.” She revealed to the media outlet,  “I don’t have any reason to think that I had a big gay following before that [song]. But I think I did. But it just increased a lot by the time ‘Fancy’ got out, and then the clothes changed and all that kind of stuff.”

When asked what the drag queens get wrong and right when they perform the song, Reba McEntire answered, “Any time I have seen on television or YouTube anybody doing ‘Fancy’ in drag, I am in awe of their makeup and the time that they have spent to get all dolled up and just look fantastic.”

Reba McEntire also said anybody who can sing that whole song in heels and the outfits that drag queens wears gets applauses from her. “There’s not gonna be any criticism from me at all.”

Reba goes on to share her thoughts about the “Fancy” remix by Dave Aude. “ When a person knows how to do that, do a dance mix. I’m not one to give advice or say, ‘Do it this way or that way.’ That’s their forte. Let them do their job. I think he did a great job.” 

Reba also commented on Orville Peck’s version of Fancy by stating, “I loved his version of ‘Fancy.’ I thought it was different. I liked how he kept the music, the production, real low until the end of the song and then it got real big.”

Reba McEntire is currently enjoying some much-needed downtime before she heads to Las Vegas for her last residency with Brooks and Dunn. The trio will be performing at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace from December 1st to December 15th. She will then hit the road for her 2022 tour on January 13th. Stops on her tour include Von Braun Center Arena in Huntsville, Alabama, and Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana. 

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