We give Kelly Clarkson major props for covering Adele’s “Someone Like You,” ’cause you know that ain’t easy.
We’d like to formally give a GIANT stamp of approval to Kelly Clarkson for covering so many fantastic songs on her “Stronger” tour. So far, Kelly’s expertly paid tribute to Rihanna’s “We Found Love,” Florence + The Machine’s “Shake It Out,” TLC’s “No Scrubs,” Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” (along with the rest of the world/internet), Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” (welp, no one ever said Kelly didn’t have range!), No Doubt’s “Don’t Speak,” and now she’s gone and covered Adele’s “Someone Like You.” And we. Are. Sobbing.
Watch Kelly Clarkson cover Adele’s “Someone Like You” after the jump.
Performing on the Brisbane, Australia leg of her “Stronger” tour, Kelly unleashed a stunning rendition of “Someone Like You,” but opened the cover with charming aside: “I’ve actually been avoiding this song — it’s been literally every fan request. And I’ve been avoiding it because Adele might be one of the best singers of all time. …So hopefully I do it justice and don’t suck.” We totes get that, girl. But props to you for tackling it! You weren’t the first “American Idol” (and arguably most successful) winner for nothing!
So how’d Kelly do? Well, OBVIOUSLY she did not suck. In fact, we’re officially renewing our request that Kelly release a tribute album ASAP. Like, after she’s done her tour. We will buy it, we will frame its album art, and we will build a shrine to it. We daresay Adele would be proud!
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