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Kelly Clarkson Somehow Managed to Belt '1999' by Prince—And You Must Hear
This will make you want to party with Kelly Clarkson! Check your local listings for The Kelly Clarkson Show.
The performance started out with some groovy synths and staccato drums white fittingly purple lights flashed behind her.
“I was dreaming when I wrote this; forgive me if it goes astray,” Clarkson gently crooned the song’s iconic opening lyrics. “But when I woke up this morning, could’ve sworn it was judgment day."
“The sky was all purple; there were people runnin' everywhere,” she continued, pulling off an impressive riff. “Tryin' to run from the destruction, you know I didn't even care."
Then, she kicked things up a notch. “Say, say, 2000-00, party over, oops, out of time, so tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999,” she belted with passion.
“War is all around us, my mind says prepare to fight,” she crooned while flipping into head voice.
“So if I gotta die, I'm gonna listen to my body tonight,” she sang powerfully.
Then, back to the perfected belting. "They say, 2000-00, party over, oops, out of time, so tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999, They say, 2000-00, party over, oops, out of time, so tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999,” she repeated before the song came to a sharp end and the audience erupted in cheers.
This isn’t the only time Kelly Clarkson has amazingly covered a classic '80s tune on her show. In November 2022, she performed a rendition of “Let's Hear it for the Boy” by Deniece Williams from the '80s staple movie Footloose. Her cover of the 1982 rock song “The Edge of Seventeen” by Stevie Nicks will also surely blow you away with her raw and gritty vocals. We also can’t forget the time she brought Dolly Parton onstage to perform a duet of 1980’s “9 to 5,” and their voices blended seamlessly together in perfect harmony. What’s not to like?