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Kelly Clarkson Hugged a Crying Taylor Swift After the Most Moving Performance

It happened after The Voice duo Hello Sunday sang for Clarkson and Swift on the show in Season 17. 

By Christopher Rosa

Taylor Swift has appeared on The Voice on two seasons: first in Season 7 as an Advisor during the Knockouts, and again in Season 17 as the Knockouts Mega Mentor. And during the latter stint, the "Anti-Hero" singer got so affected by a Contestant duo's performance that she was brought to tears. 

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Hello Sunday, comprised of friends Myla Finks and Chelsea Grover — who were 14 when they joined The Voice! — were responsible for Swift's crying. Their Coach, Kelly Clarkson, introduced them to Swift during Knockouts rehearsal, and from the jump they were excited. 

"Taylor Swift!" they shouted in unison before bursting into a fit of elated giggles. 

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"Basically y'all win for greatest Mega Mentor ever. You get Taylor, so you're welcome!" Clarkson said. 

Kelly Clarkson hugs Taylor Swift after Swift cries on The Voice

Kelly Clarkson and Taylor Swift

As for Swift, she was thrilled to mentor Hello Sunday — and stunned at their performance during rehearsals. "I was 10 or 11 years old singing for people, but seeing young performers who so firmly have their musical identity figured out, I was so completely shattered by it," Swift said after watching Hello Sunday. "I fully fell apart. It was that good." 

Shattered indeed. Swift was so impressed by Hello Sunday's command of the stage that she started crying. "The amount that you were connecting with each other, the amount that you were then facing out and connecting with the audience. Oh my god!" Swift told Hello Sunday, visibly wowed. 

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Swift then added cheekily, "I promise I'm OK in my personal life. This is not from some outside place." And to this Clarkson said, "I'm going to hug her" before giving Swift a warm embrace! Legends literally supporting legends!

Watch the touching moment between Swift and Clarkson (and re-live Hello Sunday's amazing Knockouts rehearsal from Season 17) right here. 

The Voice Season 24 returns this fall with Coaches Reba McEntire, Gwen Stefani, John Legend, and Niall Horan. It premieres Monday, September 25 at 8/7c on NBC and will stream next day on Peacock

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