Kelly Clarkson proves once again that she can sing any genre.
On Monday’s episode of The Kelly Clarkson Showthe 40-year-old pop superstar sang a piano cover of Faith Hill’s “Breathe” for the daily Kellyoke segment of the NBC talk show.
Dressed in a simple black knee-length dress with tights and black leather boots, Clarkson stood alongside The Kelly Clarkson Show musical director Jason Halbert on piano to perform the intro and first verse of the 1999 country single. As she led the explosive, catchy chorus of “Breathe,” her full band and backing vocals joined in and filled the sound.
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The clip of the performance was praised by fans in the show’s YouTube comments, with one viewer writing, “Kelly has a beautiful voice that I could listen to her sing forever! When she sings, everyone else who gone wrong fades!”
Another YouTube user complimented Clarkson’s ability to perform different sounds seamlessly with her vocal talents. “Kelly sings country is on another level, just like pop, rock, soul and all the creepy genres,” they wrote.
“Breathe” was originally released by Hill, 55, on the singer-songwriter’s fourth album of the same name. The song peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the national charts, eventually being named the Hot 100 chart’s top overall hit in 2000.
Last week, Clarkson performed covers of “When You Wish Upon a Star” by Pinocchio alongside Cynthia Erivo as well as Anita Ward’s “Ring My Bell”, The Scissor Sisters’ “I Don’t Feel Like Dancing” and more during the Kellyoke segment.
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Moreover, when Blake Shelton appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show last week, the two superstar musicians performed a laid-back, heartfelt acoustic duet to Shelton’s 2001 debut single, “Austin.”
In an excerpt from the interview, the american idol alum said she would like to duet with the two-times platinum-certified hit single and asked Shelton, 46, to start playing the tune on her guitar. “I never heard you sing on this show, so that’s cool,” he joked to Clarkson.
As Shelton began to strum the song’s opening guitar part, he exclaimed, “Holy shit, I played it!”
He sang the first verse, “She left without leaving a number / Said she needed to clear her mind / Thought she went back to Austin / ‘Cause she was talking about it all the time. time / It was almost a year before she called him / Three rings and an answering machine, that’s what she got.”
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Clarkson then harmonized with Shelton during the song’s chorus: “If you call about the car, I sold it / If it’s Tuesday night, I’m bowling / If you got something to sell , you’re wasting your time, I’m not buying / If it’s someone else, wait for the tone, you know what to do / And PS, if it’s Austin, I still love you.”
After the crowd cheered, the “Since U Been Gone” singer-songwriter opened up about his love for the song. “It’s so good,” Clarkson said. “I know Blake fans already know this, but you have to listen to the whole song, because the last chorus comes and you’re like, ‘Ahhh!'”