Kelly Clarkson can thank American Idol for not only jump-starting her career but also allowing her to realize she has a thing for performing cover songs and doing it extremely well. She even added a fan request segment to each of her shows while on tour that resulted in an impressive song roster including Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey, Eminem, Sam Smith and more. Call her a cover chameleon, Clarkson will take your song and do it better than you.
“Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift
Clarkson surprised fans by singing “Shake It Off” in a way people have not heard it before. If you thought a pop version was great, the pop queen takes it to church and makes it much better.
“Wide Awake” by Katy Perry
Katy Perry’s high notes are no match for Clarkson’s insane range. Watch this diva rock the crowd with Perry’s 2012 single.
“Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye
Gotye’s break out hit took over the airwaves for so long that Kelly had to put her spin on it. Only Clarkson could take a song that was played for weeks and weeks on the radio and get it stuck in your head.
“Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen
Clarkson took Carly Rae Jepsen’s massive hit “Call Me Maybe” and had a sing-a-long session with her fans at her show in Hershey, PA.
“Breathe Me” by Sia
Kelly performed a gorgeous rendition of Sia’s “Breathe Me” at the Sydney Entertainment Center in Australia.
“Lose Yourself” by Eminem
Kelly Clarkson is not one to shy away from a challenge. Taking on Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” took no sweat off her back and she even had a hoodie on to perform the part.
“Someone Like You” by Adele
Though she was initially nervous about covering UK star Adele, Clarkson took the plunge and also made a fan’s dream come true.
“Always Be My Baby” by Mariah Carey
Clarkson was not only excited to cover a Mariah Carey song but also wished she could’ve been back on American Idol during the time Carey became a judge.
“We Found Love” by Rihanna
Kelly crossed genres as she injected a little rock into Rihanna’s electronic party jam, “We Found Love”.
“You And I” by Lady Gaga
Fans went absolutely crazy while Clarkson sang her ass off to Mother Monster aka Lady Gaga’s “You And I”.
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