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Kelly Clarkson Covered Kelsea Ballerini’s 'Peter Pan'—And Your Heart Will Break

Tissues needed.

By Tayi Sanusi

For her May 11th Kellyoke on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Host Kelly Clarkson tackled Kelsea Ballerini’s “Peter Pan," and it was emotional. Watch for yourself in the video, above, and try not to tear up. 

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In 2021, The Kelly Clarkson Show won the Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host and Outstanding Talk Show, beating out some stiff competition. This year, Clarkson showed no signs of slowing down with a staggering nine Emmy nominations. During her 2021 Emmy acceptance speech, the mother of two proved yet again that she's a literal queen by highlighting the hard work of everyone behind the camera.

"Thank you so much everybody for voting for me,” Clarkson said. “I would love to accept the award just for me, but honestly, I think everybody that's ever done a show like this knows there's a whole heap of people standing around behind the cameras. And our staff and making me look good and sound good and getting these brilliant stories and heartfelt stories that we get to share with everybody, and thank you to my band...I thank you for the award, but honestly, so many people are deserving of this—not just me." 

Clarkson just wrapped hosting American Song Contest, which saw AleXa from Oklahoma take home the title of Best Original Song. When we asked Clarkson what the hallmarks of an American song are, she said, "A great story, soulfulness, and honesty. I think those are the three things. As long as it's honest and it's got some soul to it, and there's all different kinds of soul. It doesn't have to be R&B or gospel; there are all different types of soul out there. And I feel like the story: People want to be a part of that and take the ride with you." 

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