Kesha's respected by critics and rock stars. Her Metacritic career score of 66 is higher than Katy's (53), Gaga's (65), Xtina's (58), Britney's (62). She's just one point below Rihanna and 3 points below Lana. And she's been praised for her vocals.
"Ke$ha not only played her hometown's most hallowed stage for the first time, but she showed the crowd she can actually, really sing – belting out pitch-perfect, glass-shattering notes atypical of her speak-singing, gutter-chic electropop."