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These 9 Kelly Clarkson Covers Have No Business Being This Incredible

Seriously, how *does* she do it? 

Kelly Clarkson Covers 'Hopelessly Devoted To You' By Olivia Newton-John | Kellyoke Encore

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 

Kelly Clarkson Covers 'Traitor' By Olivia Rodrigo | Kellyoke

 

Clarkson gave us chills with her emotional rendition of a song about deep heartbreak.

2. "Breathe" by Faith Hill 

Kelly Clarkson Covers 'Breathe' by Faith Hill | Kellyoke

 

Clarkson literally took our breath away with her subdued, airy notes on this moving love song.

3. "Jumper" by Third Eye Blind

Kelly Clarkson Covers 'Jumper' By Third Eye Blind | Kellyoke

 

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

Kelly Clarkson Covers 'Hopelessly Devoted To You' By Olivia Newton-John | Kellyoke Encore

 

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 

Kelly Clarkson Covers 'Uninvited' By Alanis Morissette | Kellyoke

 

Clarkson pulled off the song’s signature haunting melody with some heavenly vocal flips.

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6. "Anyone" by Demi Lovato

Kelly Clarkson Covers 'Anyone' By Demi Lovato | Kellyoke

Clarkson belted her heart out on this deep song, written during a difficult time in what Lovato later described as "a cry for help."

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

Kelly Clarkson Covers 'Falling' By Harry Styles | Kellyoke

 

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.

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