NBC Insider Exclusive

Create a free profile to get unlimited access to exclusive show news, updates, and more!

Sign Up For Free to View
NBC Insider The Kelly Clarkson Show

Kelly Clarkson Covered Adele's 'Set Fire to the Rain,' and It Was Powerful

Just when you think Clarkson couldn't get any better! Check your local listings for The Kelly Clarkson Show.

By Jackie Manno
Kelly Clarkson Sings 'Set Fire To The Rain' By Adele | Kellyoke

The belt machine that is Kelly Clarkson covered yet another song that is perfect for her voice: "Set Fire to the Rain” by fellow vocal powerhouse Adele.

How to Watch

Check your local listings for The Kelly Clarkson Show.

We were already blown away by Clarkson’s version of Adele’s “Rumor Has It,” and this rendition of "Set Fire to the Rain" surely lived up to our expectations.  

For this performance, Clarkson stood on a small, elevated stage with her band members surrounding her. The song started out with some dramatic piano chords. “I let it fall, my heart, and as it fell, you rose to claim it, it was dark and I was over, until you kissed my lips and you saved me,” Clarkson sang with passion.

“My hands, they're strong, but my knees were far too weak, to stand in your arms, without falling to your feet,” she continued with some impressive vibrato.

Then, the song picked up in intensity with the pre-chorus. “But there's a side to you that I never knew, never knew. All the things you'd say, they were never true, never true."

"And the games you play, you would always win, always win,” she sang with fervor while the background vocals kicked in.

When the suspenseful chorus hit, Clarkson then let it all out white blue lights flashed behind her. "But I set fire to the rain, watched it pour as I touched your face; well, it burned while I cried, 'cause I heard it screaming out your name, your name,” she sang the song’s signature lyrics.

Clarkson then transitioned into the gorgeous bridge. “Sometimes I wake up by the door, that heart you caught must be waiting for you, even now, when we're already over, I can't help myself from looking for you,” she sang.

She then went back to the chorus, this time changing up the lyrics. “I set fire to the rain, and I threw us into the flames, when it fell, something died, 'cause I knew that that was the last time, the last time,” she sang while hitting a high belting note before the audience erupted with cheers.

To see Kelly Clarkson kill it with some more amazing covers, check your local listings for The Kelly Clarkson Show.