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“Young Sheldon” Star Annie Potts Praises Reba McEntire’s “Bad” Singing

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Annie Potts recently remembered sharing the screen with Reba McEntire during an episode of Young Sheldon, and she admitted that one of her favorite memories from that time was hearing the Grammy-winning songstress sing perfectly off-key.

Annie reminisced about her time with Reba while visiting The Jennifer Hudson Show on Tuesday, April 16. The singer starred in the Season 4 installment titled A Pager, a Club and a Cranky Bag of Wrinkles, and she had a scene with Annie’s MeeMaw where the two perform a hilariously awful karaoke duet of Islands In The Stream,

Before the two join forces, Reba McEntire horribly attempts to sing Patsy Cline’s Crazy, which, of course, is a clever characterization considering Reba is an iconic country music star,

“The funny thing is they wrote [Reba’s] part so that… the idea was that she couldn’t sing,” Annie laughed.

“She sang off-key, which, if you’re a really good singer, it is very is difficult. Off-key,” she added. “But she just like — I don’t know — went up or down a fifth and stayed there. And it was an astonishing thing. A measure of just how good she is, of course.”

Annie Potts went on to say that Reba McEntire is exactly as she seems, “funny and delightful, sweet and beautiful. All of that.” And she made an impression on more than just the actress. She also sparked the romance with her then-friend and now-boyfriend, Rex Linn, while guest-starring, as well.

The Fancy singer also earned praise from Young Sheldon executive producer Steve Holland, who hopes to get her back on the show for its final season.

“We would love to have her back,” he told TVLine. “She’s expressed interest, but she’s very busy. She has another pilot that she’s shooting…so I just don’t know if it’s going to work out.”

This story’s featured image is by Rick Diamond/Getty Images.

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