Create a free profile to get unlimited access to exclusive show news, updates, and more!
Kelly Clarkson is a once-in-a-generation singer who's been gifting us with her talent for over two decades. Not only has she been blowing us away since the early 2000s with heartfelt like “Breakaway” and “Behind These Hazel Eyes,” she knows how to bring on the emotion with her expertly-crafted covers, as well.
On her daytime talkshow The Kelly Clarkson Show, Clarkson performs a "Kellyoke" cover in each episode, from Britney Spears hits to Dolly Parton classics. Clarkson performs 180 per season, and has performed over 550 to date.
We've also seen her stellar vocals at work during her time as a Coach on The Voice, including her performance with Season 21 winner Girl Named Tom in the finale, covering Marshmello and Jonas Brothers' "Leave Before You Love Me."
As Clarkson is set to return to The Voice as Coach for Season 23 in 2023, we can't wait to see her perform alongside even more up-and-coming talent. Until then, here are the nine covers by Kelly Clarkson that have no business being so fantastic.
1. "Traitor" by Olivia Rodrigo
Clarkson gave us chills with her emotional rendition of a song about deep heartbreak.
2. "Breathe" by Faith Hill
Clarkson literally took our breath away with her subdued, airy notes on this moving love song.
3. "Jumper" by Third Eye Blind
In this touching tribute to the LGBTQ+ community, the entire room could feel how much Clarkson cared when she sang “Everyone I know has got a reason to say, put the past away.”
4. "Hopelessly Devoted to You" by Olivia Newton John
This stunning cover was performed with passionate vocals in 2020. "But now there's no way to hide, since you pushed my love aside, I'm outta my head, hopelessly devoted to you," she sang flawlessly. Clarkson's rendition became all the more powerful when revisited following Newton-John's death in 2022.
5. "Uninvited" by Alanis Morissette
Clarkson pulled off the song’s signature haunting melody with some heavenly vocal flips.
6. "Anyone" by Demi Lovato
7. "Happier Than Ever" by Billie Eilish
Clarkson’s buildup of this song with intense lyrics is truly breathtaking, along with the sustained last note.
8. "Falling" by Harry Styles
Clarkson truly knows how to tell a story. In this performance, she captivated the audience with this heartbreaking tune.
9. "Fake Plastic Trees" by Radiohead
Clarkson used a tasteful twang and gorgeous soft tone to perfectly deliver the message of this classic song.
For more incredible moments with Clarkson's amazing voice, check your local listings for The Kelly Clarkson Show.
NBC Insider is your all-access pass to some of your favorite NBC shows. Go behind-the-scenes, stay on top of breaking news, hang with the stars, and much more.