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David Foster, Katharine McPhee Announce New Music After the Death of Their Nanny

Photo from Katharine McPhee Foster’s Instagram

David Foster, Katharine McPhee Announce New Music After the Death of Their Nanny

By Movieguide® Contributor 

David Foster and Katharine McPhee are mourning the death of their family’s nanny, Yadira Calito, after she was tragically killed in an accident in August. 

Foster and McPhee joined Entertainment Tonight for an exclusive interview.

“It’s been tough for [McPhee],” Foster said. “Yeah, it’s been tough. She’s managing.”

“Thank you,” McPhee said of the support. 

Since the death of their nanny, the couple has been focusing on new music.

“We got a nice response from the first seven songs so we thought, ‘Oh, people are kinda digging this,” Foster tells ET. The songs are a continuation of Christmas Songs.

“Volume two, we’ll just complete the whole thing,” McPhee adds. “A couple of my girlfriends are like, ‘You’re doing another Christmas album?’ I’m like, ‘No, this is a completion of the first Christmas album.’

McPhee discussed what it’s like to work with her husband. 

“It’s pretty fast and furious ’cause he gets so focused,” she said. “There’s not a lot of messing around. It’s like you see the back of his head for a lot of the day honestly ’cause he just drills down. But for me, my favorite part is obviously being in the recording booth when he’s recording my vocals. I don’t see anybody, but I just hear his voice and he’s always been the best to record vocals.”

Their first single, “Amazing Grace,” will release October 6, and the full album, “Christmas Songs,” will release October 20. 

Movieguide® previously reported:

Singer Katharine McPhee suddenly canceled her appearances at her and husband David Foster’s concerts in Jakarta after their son’s nanny, Yadira Calito unexpectedly died on August 9.

“A 55-year-old woman was killed last Wednesday when a customer driving an SUV at Hamer Toyota lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the reception area,” the Los Angeles Times reported.

“A spokesperson for the Hamer Toyota dealership on Wednesday identified the woman who died as Yadira Calito,” the Los Angeles Times said. “Calito was McPhee and Foster’s family nanny.”

TMZ reported, “Two men working at the Toyota dealership were also injured in the crash…but both are expected to make full recoveries.”


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