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Kelly Clarkson's Voice Soars in This Brilliant Cover of a Whitney Houston #1 Hit

Clarkson's vocals rival the late Houston's, and the host proves herself adept at belting with the best of them.

By Elizabeth Logan

Kelly Clarkson showed off her competition-winning vocals in the latest installment of "Kellyoke."

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The Kelly Clarkson Show host and recording artist covered Whitney Houston's "All The Man That I Need," and the vibe is retro in the best way. Old-school belting mixed with a dynamite saxophone solo and the 1980s blue neon mood lighting are taking us back. Check out her fantastic rendition below.

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What to know about "All The Man That I Need" by Whitney Houston

"All The Man That I Need" is a straightforward love song, praising the man who has lifted the singer out of depression and into strength and happiness. Debuting in 1990, the song was Houston's ninth #1 hit, and held its spot atop the charts for two weeks, according to Stereogum.

It was first recorded by Linda Clifford in 1982, but Clifford's version was not a hit and did not become well-known. Sister Sledge and David Simmons released a duet version of the song in the same year, which was moderately well-received, but also failed to make a lasting impact. Ultimately, the song is associated with Houston, and in her recording, the saxophone solo is performed by the one and only Kenny G.

In 1991, Houston sang "All The Man That I Need" on Saturday Night Live.

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