Kelly Clarkson amazes us each time she covers hit songs on The Kelly Clarkson Present. Between crooning Sia’s “Chandelier” and Publish Malone’s “Better Now,” no style is off limits for the illustrious American Idol winner. So how does the 37-year-old star select which tunes to carry out? “There are lists that are sent in and submitted from fans. So far, every request has been really cool. [My team] also makes lists,” Clarkson informed POPSUGAR over the telephone on Nov. 12. “If people say, ‘We want you to cover this,’ and I’ve already done the song, we might pick different song from the same artist.” Though all of her performances are top-notch, Clarkson cited her covers of Lizzo’s “Juice” and Coronary heart’s “Alone” as two of her favourite Kellyoke moments.
Nonetheless, tackling different legendary singers is a bit daunting, even for her. Prime instance: when she sang “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” by Whitney Houston. Clarkson admitted that performing a basic hit by such an icon was nerve-wracking. “I was like, ‘Why the hell am I covering Whitney Houston? Oh, my God.’ It’s just hard to cover her because it’s like no one’s going to win.” (For what it is value, we thought she rocked the efficiency.)
Along with the present’s musicality, Clarkson has loved increasing her platform. It is even opened doorways for different alternatives, together with a collaboration with Norwegian Cruise Line, which simply named her the godmother of its latest ship, Norwegian Encore. By way of the partnership, Clarkson will get to trip on the craft together with her household husband Brandon Blackstock and youngsters River Rose, 5, and Remington, 3 in addition to ship followers on getaways. “It’s just really cool that we get to help people who maybe couldn’t afford to go on trips with their family,” she mentioned.
“My show is what it is, and I am who I am. Some people will dig it, some people won’t, and that’s cool.”
Greater than something, Clarkson has been in a position to have enjoyable doing what she loves. She’s interviewed a few of her favourite stars, equivalent to Garth Brooks, and hopes to proceed chatting with different figures who’ve impressed her. “Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Denzel Washington, or Tom Hanks any of those people that I grew up watching and still watch,” she mentioned itemizing a few of her dream friends. “They’re all rad.” And regardless of her preliminary fears of internet hosting a speak present (“I love talking so much and thought I might not shut up,” she famous), Clarkson has discovered her footing within the small display screen sphere. “My show is what it is, and I am who I am,” she mentioned. “Some people will dig it, some people won’t, and that’s cool.”
As if internet hosting a speak present and being a godmother to a cruise ship is not admirable sufficient, the songstress additionally has her Las Vegas residency, Kelly Clarkson: Invincible, developing. The 16-show occasion, named after her 2015 hit, will begin on April 1, 2020, and run via September 2020. “I love the song, ‘Invincible,'” Clarkson mentioned. “Invincible is the title [of the residency] as a result of we wished one thing that felt sturdy and had a lot of that means a basic title that would final.”
Hopefully by the point her residency rolls round, she may have dropped her new single that is within the works. She did not provide an official launch date, however she did tease a little bit concerning the tune’s particular that means. “I haven’t had enough time to do a full album, but this song is so powerful. It’s one of my favorite songs I’ve ever been the vessel for,” she mentioned. “I love the songwriter, I love the message. It’s all encompassing and really magical. It’s about inclusivity, connecting with people, taking that higher road, and being the best version of yourself.”