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Kelly Clarkson Somehow Out-Belted Herself on This Cover of Cher's 'Strong Enough'

A song with a self-empowering message! Check your local listings for The Kelly Clarkson Show.

By Jackie Manno
Kelly Clarkson Covers 'Strong Enough' By Cher | Kellyoke

The fierce Kelly Clarkson managed to vocally out-belt herself on a recent episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show.

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On February 17, the vocal powerhouse took to the Kellyoke stage to cover a rendition of the one and only Cher’s 1998 tune “Strong Enough.” The goal? To spread the message of some serious self-love. (What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, after all–according to Clarkson’s 2011 hit.) 

The introduction to this performance began with vulnerability. “I don’t need your sympathy,” Clarkson sang in a slow tempo with a breathy tone.

“There’s nothing you can say or do for me,” she continued while the pianist played gentle notes in the background.

“And I don’t want a miracle, you’ll never change for no one,” she sang, building up in power.

Then she brought on her signature belting. “I hear your reasons why, where did you sleep last night?” she sang with passion. “And was she worth it? Was she worth it?” 

Then, the drums and guitars kicked in, turning the song into a total bop. “Strong enough, to live without you, strong enough, I quit crying,” Kelly Clarkson sang, bouncing up and down the to the rhythm with enthusiasm.

To make the performance a grand spectacle, bright yellow lights started to flash on the stage. “Long enough, now I’m strong enough, to know, you gotta go,” she continued the now-upbeat melody.


Just when you think the performance couldn’t get any more awesome, the song then went into the show-stopping bridge. “Come hell or waters high, you'll never see me cry, this is our last goodbye, it's true, I'm telling you,” she sang with some serious raw grit.

“Strong enough, to live without you, strong enough, and I quit crying, long enough, now I'm strong enough, to know, you gotta go,” she repeated.

“There's no more to say, so save your breath and walk away; no matter what I hear you say, I'm strong enough to know you gotta go,” she concluded the song by belting out the final note while the band ended together in one definitive beat. So good! 

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