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Kelly Clarkson Hit the Prettiest High Note in Her 'Lady Marmalade' Cover

A slowed-down take on an iconic tune!

By Jackie Manno
Kelly Clarkson Covers 'Lady Marmalade' By Labelle | Kellyoke

Kelly Clarkson wowed us again with another show-stopping cover of a classic song. On November 10, 2022, the vocal powerhouse crooned her way through a nuanced, laid-back performance of “Lady Marmalade,” putting her own twist on the song.

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During the start of the track, the smooth guitars played while Clarkson jumped in with some gorgeous vocals. “He met Marmalade down in old New Orleans/Struttin' her stuff on the street,” she sang softly, telling a story with her voice. When the chorus came around, her background singers joined her, and their voices flowed together perfectly in harmony.

When the second verse came around, she twisted and bended her notes like a goddess. “Touch of her skin, feeling silky smooth, color of café au lait, alright, made the savage beast inside roar until he cried,” she sang with ease, pulling off a precise riff.

“Creole Lady Marmalade,” she sang again towards the end of the song, hitting an ethereal, airy high note. The song then finished perfectly with a gentle fade-out.

"Lady Marmalade," a 1974 disco track by Labelle, is a timeless classic, and it's been updated and reinterpreted many times, most notably in 2001 by Christina Aguilera, Pink, Mya, and Lil’ Kim for the Moulin Rouge soundtrack. 

To see Kelly Clarkson hit some more beautiful notes during her Kellyoke covers, be sure to check your local listings for The Kelly Clarkson Show.