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Kelly Clarkson and Pink Did an Epic Surprise Duet at the iHeartRadio Music Awards
They gave us a reason to love them even more! Check your local listings for The Kelly Clarkson Show.
Can anyone say talent overload?
At the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards in March, two vocal masterminds, Kelly Clarkson and Pink, joined forces to sing a rendition of the 2012 hit “Just Give Me a Reason,” and their gorgeous performance will leave you in tears.
“Right from the start you were a thief, you stole my heart, and I, your willing victim,” Clarkson started the song by crooning gently into the microphone.
“I let you see the parts of me that weren't all that pretty, and with every touch you fixed them,” she continued with a hushed tone.
“Now you've been talking in your sleep, things you never say to me, tell me that you've had enough of our love, our love,” she sang as her vocals picked up in intensity while soft strings played in the background.
Then, when the chorus hit, Pink’s signature husky vocals came into the equation. “Just give me a reason, just a little bit's enough, just a second we're not broken just bent, and we can learn to love again,” they sang together in harmony.
“It's in the stars, it's been written in the scars on our hearts, we're not broken, just bent, and we can learn to love again,” Pink then joined Clarkson onstage as they both sang powerfully.
“Oh tear ducts and rust, I'll fix it for us, we're collecting dust, but our love's enough, you're holding it in, you're pouring a drink, no nothing is as bad as it seems, we'll come clean,” they switched singing the lyrics to the bridge back and forth, both hitting some show-stopping belting notes.
For the emotional conclusion, the singers reverted back into more vulnerable vocals. “Just give me a reason, just a little bit's enough, just a second we're not broken, just bent, and we can learn to love again,” they sang while their voices blended together perfectly.
“So, it has a greater social meaning, and you can tell in the lyrics, but where were you at when you were sitting down thinking about writing that?” Clarkson asked Pink about her creative inspiration behind the song.
“We’re not listening to each other right now. And it's so loud and so gross and angry, and people are being forgotten," Pink said. "People are being counted out, and their rights are being trampled on just because a group of people doesn’t believe in them. I don’t understand how so many people in this world are discounted because one group of people decided they don’t like that. And I won’t have it.”
Check your local listings for The Kelly Clarkson Show.