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Kelly Clarkson's Vocals Reach Celestial Levels Singing Etta James' "At Last"

Kelly Clarkson is a vocal chameleon. 

By Chris Phelan

Has Kelly Clarkson ever given anything less than a flawless vocal performance? We always come to the same conclusion with each live performance we track down: She's utterly incapable of disappointing.

How to Watch

Watch the Season 26 premiere of The Voice on Monday, September 23 at 8/7c on NBC and next day on Peacock. 

Back in 2015, she memorably belted out a stunning version of the Etta James classic, "At Last," on American Idol — at a level she always shows off during every Kellyoke session or concert performance. Clarkson captivated everyone watching, and somewhere, Etta James is smiling. Let's take a look!

Watch Kelly Clarkson's "At Last" cover here. 

(Fans will remember Clarkson actually originally auditioned for Idol with an a cappella rendition of "At Last.") 

Those runs. Those high notes. The ridiculously perfect tone never wavers. Clarkson took 14 seconds to sing the last line of "For you are mine at last," and still left fans wanting more. 

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After she finished this epic cover, everyone in attendance rewarded Clarkson with a standing ovation — including a panel of Judges, which included none other than Keith Urban!

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Split of Kelly Clarkson and Etta James

Kelly Clarkson on The Voice

Clarkson sat in a Coach's chair for nine seasons of The Voice, winning four seasons outright: Seasons 14, 15, 17, and 21. That's an absurdly good record for a Coach. 

The Coach lineup for Season 26 and Season 27 has been revealed, and Clarkson is not currently scheduled to be part of the show. She's living it up in New York City hosting The Kelly Clarkson Show. Maybe "At Last" will be a Kellyoke in the near future.