Kelly Clarkson Covers Etta James At Radio City Music Hall

Idolator Staff | January 22, 2012 10:15 am

Many of our favorite stars shared kind, loving, and inspired words for Etta James on Twitter upon learning of her passing from complications of leukemia on Friday. But of course, the most fitting tribute is a musical one — and that’s what Kelly Clarkson delivered at her Radio City Music Hall stop on her Stronger tour last night. Die-hard American Idol fans will remember that Season One’s big winner started off by auditioning with Etta James’ “At Last.” Now, to bring it full circle, she has performed “I’d Rather Go Blind” for her New York City fans, and trust us — you would much rather see it for yourself than go blind. Watch below.

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