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Kelly Clarkson Kicks Off Las Vegas Residency with Jaw-Dropping Harry Styles Cover

What happens when you combine Clarkson's powerhouse vocals with Harry Styles' discography? Chemistry.

By Jessica White

Kelly Clarkson is currently in Las Vegas performing her residency, Chemistry: An Intimate Evening (the title's named after her 10th studio album, Chemistry). And The Voice legend is giving fans what they want: a delightful mix of new music, classic hits, and cherished covers à la Kellyoke. A highlight from opening weekend? Clarkson's take on Harry Styles' smash hit "As It Was." 

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. 

Wearing sequin green and black pants and a dramatic black blazer with shoulder pads, Clarkson looked stunning while jamming onstage, expertly nailing each note of the Styles track. 

Just as the catchy bridge concluded, Clarkson shocked the crowd by belting the final chorus with expert precision. Not only that, but she added an amazing key change. 

Watch Clarkson's performance of "As It Was" here.

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Split image of Kelly Clarkson and Harry Styles

About "As It Was" by Harry Styles

"As It Was" has been a hit since its 2022 release from Styles' third studio album, Harry's House. That year, Styles earned the award for Favorite Pop Song at the American Music Awards for "As It Was," in addition to Song of the Year at the 2023 Brit Awards 2023

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"As It Was" by Harry Styles lyrics 

Holdin' me back

Gravity's holdin' me back

I want you to hold out the palm of your hand

Why don't we leave it at that?

Nothin' to say

When everything gets in the way

Seems you cannot be replaced

And I'm the one who will stay, oh

In this world, it's just us

You know it's not the same as it was

In this world, it's just us

You know it's not the same as it was

As it was, as it was

You know it's not the same

Answer the phone

"Harry, you're no good alone

Why are you sittin' at home on the floor?

What kind of pills are you on?"

Ringin' the bell

And nobody's comin' to help

Your daddy lives by himself

He just wants to know that you're well, oh

In this world, it's just us

You know it's not the same as it was

In this world, it's just us

You know it's not the same as it was

As it was, as it was

You know it's not the same

Go home, get ahead, light-speed internet

I don't wanna talk about the way that it was

Leave America, two kids follow her

I don't wanna talk about who's doin' it first

As it was

You know it's not the same as it was

As it was, as it was

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