The friend confided to People Magazine:
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Kelly Clarkson has a history with the music of the late Etta James.
She performed the singer's famous song At Last during her original American Idol audition, which eventually catapulted her into the star she is today.
This weekend, Kelly honored Etta by performing I'd Rather Go Blind at Radio City Music Hall this weekend. She told the crowd:
"This isn’t At Last because everyone really covers that and so I wanted to do my favorite, actually. My favorite song is I'd Rather Go Blind. So, this is for Etta!"
Watch Kelly belt it out above. Say what you will about Kelly, but the girl's still got amazing pipes.