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Its no secret that Whitney Houston songs aren’t easy to cover. But if anyone can do them justice, it's Kelly Clarkson. On The Kelly Clarkson Show's October 13th episode, Clarkson performed a rendition of Whitney Houston’s dance hit “Queen of the Night” and totally made it her own.
The song started out with a slow, steady melody and some '80s-inspired synth accompaniment. “I’ve got the stuff that you want, I’ve got the things that you need, I’ve got more than enough to make you drop to your knees,” Clarkson crooned gently while her backup singers echoed.
Then, after Clarkson sang the lyric, “'Cause I’m the queen of the night,” she belted out a show-stopping note and the epic upbeat guitars kicked in while bright lights flashed around onstage.
“Don’t make no difference if I’m wrong or I’m right, I got the feeling that I’m winning tonight,” Clarkson sang with grit while gripping the microphone. “But I ain’t nobody’s angel, what can I say, I’m just that way.” She then continued the verse, singing back and forth between her backup singers in a feisty, raspy tone. The camera then panned to the guitarist, who started riffing an impressive solo.
When it was Clarkson’s turn to sing again, she juxtaposed her previous growly tone with some perfectly-placed high notes, then finished the song off with some intricate vocal runs.
To see more awesome Kellyoke covers, be sure to check your local listings for The Kelly Clarkson Show.
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