Goosebumps inducing is how we’d describe the great voice of Kelly Clarkson. Thanks to Kelly’s devotion to showing appreciation to her fans by selecting one of their suggested songs to cover, we’ve been treated to a plethora of amazing ones. Last night Clarkson kicked off her Australian tour in Brisbane and beautifully sang Adele‘s “Someone Like You.” Imagine covering Adele, people. Even Kelly was nervous about taking on a song by such a great vocalist. “I’ve actually been avoiding this song. Literally every fan request has had this song on the list. I’ve been avoiding it because Adele might be one of the best singers of all time,” she told the crowd. “It’s very hard to cover people that are rad. It was also a big moment in her career, but I think it’s been long enough. So, I think it’d be cool to do this song in honor of her. Hopefully I do it justice and I don’t suck.”
Justice was done 10 times over. Her band changed the arrangement making it sound like Kelly Clarkson’s own. The riffs, the breathy crooning, the high notes, all of it done to perfection. Kelly Clarkson’s heavenly voice draws you in from the moment she sings her first note. And to think, she hoped she didn’t suck. Suck mentioned in the same sentence as a Kelly Clarkson cover seems like rubbish. It’s nearly impossible at this point.
Queen Kelly Covers Queen Adele’s “Someone Like You” [Oh No They Didn’t]
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