Covering an Adele song is no mean feat, but Kelly Clarkson is always up for the challenge. On the 7 Feb. episode of her talk show, the host sang Adele's 2011 hit "Set Fire to the Rain" — a timely choice given the pop star's recent Grammy win. With backup instrumentals provided by My Band Y'all, Clarkson brought her own flair to the emotional track, weaving a few unexpected high notes into the chorus and giving the performance her all from start to finish.
Clarkson is quite well-versed in Adele's body of work. Since launching "The Kelly Clarkson Show" in 2019, she's covered both "Rumour Has It" and "Rolling in the Deep" for her beloved "Kellyoke" segment, and also sang "Someone Like You" during a Stronger Tour concert in 2012. Many fans are now itching for Adele to guest star on Clarkson's new "Songs and Stories" segment for a few duets and deep chats, just as Pink did this week. Can you even imagine how incredible a Clarkson x Adele "Easy on Me" performance would be?
Clarkson's vocal versatility never ceases to amaze us. Throughout her career, the "American Idol" alum has covered songs from just about every musical genre, including but certainly not limited to Rihanna's "Umbrella," Bobby Pickett's "Monster Mash," Selena's "Dreaming of You," and Snoop Dogg's "Gin and Juice." Enjoy her latest stirring performance above.