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Kelly Clarkson Sings A Tribute To Etta James

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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.

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8 comments to “Kelly Clarkson Sings A Tribute To Etta James”



  1. 1

    AMAZING!



  2. 2

    I LOVE KELLY; she one of the VERY VERY FEW singers today who CAN ACTUALLY….SING!



  3. 3

    wow, she totally killed it! girl sure CAN sing!



  4. 4

    I love it. Kelly is the best singer on the planet right now. She can sing anything and pull it off as if it's her specific genre. AMA-ZA-ZA-ZING!



  5. 5

    It is ok. Sounds too forced. What happened to Kelly's beautiful voice? Sounding so raspy now.



  6. 6

    Kelly sounds great…she should do a blues album/CD/?



  7. 7

    I was at this concert in NY. She put on an amazing show. Her voice is incredible. She can sing anything and everything beautifully. The Streisand cover made my jaw drop. I love this woman. She is so special and awesome live!



  8. 8

    Re: Cha_Cha_the famous – When you sing the blues you get the rasp on. She sang the Broadway tune, My Man from Funny Girl , 4 minutes before she sang I'd Rather Go Blind and her voice was crystal clear for that song. Kelly is by far the most versatile vocalist in the business and that is why. She has the ability to change her voice to fit the style of song. To do that convincingly is a very rare talent, and Kelly Clarkson possesses that talent.