Kelly Clarkson treated her Aussie fans to a cover of Adele‘s “Someone Like You” on Monday (September 24). And the former American Idol winner knew that even for her it would be a daunting task. “I’ve actually been avoiding this song,” she told the crowd, “because Adele might be one of the best singers of all time. It’s very hard to cover people that are rad…Hopefully I do it justice and I don’t suck.”
So, did she do it justice? Honestly, we were hoping for more from Clarkson. She couldn’t hold out the notes quite as smoothly or as long as Adele (but who can?), so she needed to throw in some additional runs to keep up. On the first and third iterations of the chorus, she sounded particularly thin and out of breath, but regained her confidence for the second and final refrains. Watch the whole thing up top.
[via Oh No They Didn't!]