Kelly Clarkson Screams For Vengeance, Charity

Nov 23rd, 2007 // 3 Comments

It’s not on the “wildly inappropriate” level of Missy Elliott dedicating “One Minute Man” to Aaliyah at the 2001 Video Music Awards, but Kelly Clarkson’s halftime performance at yesterday’s Cowboys-Jets game was certainly full of curious messages. A screamy run-through of the “see ya” troika of “Since U Been Gone,” “Walk Away,” and “Never Again”–in honor of raising awareness of one’s fellow woman? While she’s backed by skimpily clad cheerleaders, which only called more attention to Kelly’s black shroud? Kelly, Kelly. I thought hiring Reba McEntire’s manager would help you not make these sorts of bad decisions, but now I’m starting to worry. Also, really, isn’t there another song off My December that you can pretty up for these sorts of appearances? I know that you’re allegedly working on your big pop comeback, but you could at least try to keep flogging it around town.

Kelly Clarkson – Never Again [YouTube via ONTD]


  1. Julio Allison

    You. Never. Ever. Cross Clive!


  2. Rob Murphy

    Hey! I was off for the holiday — thank goodness.

    My friends and I caught this and we were like, WTF???

    “Why is Kelly Clarkson singing all of these ‘classic songs’? And where is Carrie Underwood — isn’t this a COWBOYS game???”

    Also, even though this is not Jezebel, maybe you could use a “fashion disasters” or “bad fashion choices” or something-similar tag. And such.

  3. Feh Am Legend

    I caught this entirely by accident and only half-watched it, but you know what… fuck y’all. Anyone who can survive the production values of Superbowl Half-time Show with even an ounce of cred is definitely worth cutting some slack. Screamy? I guess a little but I wouldn’t want to try to compete with that mix no matter how strong my voice. And, even with that stupid production, she still belted out a couple of songs pretty damn well. I, for one, can’t wait for her to fully become Linda Ronstadt. Or Joan Jett. Either’s cool.

    That said, I can’t bring myself to watch the above clip. I know the splendid YouTube quality will not be kind to my quasi-rationalized defense of it.

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