Kelly has one of the best voices out there, as this performance shows.
Kelly Clarkson won the first season of American Idol when she was only 20 years old. At the time, she had no idea that she would become one of the most famous singers in the world and win several awards for her work in the music business just a few short years later.
But look at her now, twenty years later: she’s enjoying the success of all her hard work, and as of 2019, she even has her own talk show.
Kelly Clarkson’s talk show, Kelly Clarkson with Kelly Clarkson, is where she often talks about how much she liked Whitney Houston. In one of the episodes, she also sang “Saving All My Love for You.”
But Clarkson doesn’t miss a chance to show that she looks up to other famous singers in the business. She decided to sing “I Will Always Love You” at the ACM Awards because of this.
When legendary singer Dolly Parton released the song in 1973, it was a big hit. But Whitney Houston’s version for the soundtrack of the movie The Bodyguard took it to a whole new level of greatness.
Clarkson likes both of these artists, so she chose to sing this song as a tribute to them both.
As you can see in the video, when she walks out on stage she is wearing a long-sleeved black velvet gown that makes her look sophisticated, trendy, and seductive.
But when she starts singing is when things get really amazing. From the very first lines, it is clear that this performance will go down in the books of history.
At first, the crowd can’t help but cheer, and then they start singing along with Clarkson right away. Everyone in the room was moved by her performance. There’s no way around it.
Her performance, which flows naturally, she never misses a tone, and gives off an air of confidence, is a reminder of how far she has come in her career.
When the song was over, Dolly Parton walked onto the stage and gave the young singer a bear hug before leaving the stage.
“Oh, my goodness, that was such a great show!” A shout out from Parton “That’s a great piece of news, Kelly. I’m sure that Whitney Houston is smiling down on us tonight from heaven. Please accept my sincere gratitude… Backstage, I was trying to keep my fake eyelashes in place while trying not to cry.
The country legend, who is now 76 years old, then said, “That really ended it for me,” before announcing that Miranda Lambert will get the award for performer of the year.
Clarkson just posted her version of the well-known song on YouTube, and in just the first two days, it has gotten about a million views and 26,000 likes.
People on social media are raving about the singer’s performance, and they haven’t been shy about leaving positive comments below the video.
“People, this is the best example of the saying “Less is more!” One person said, “I’ve been a fan of hers for more than 15 years, but she still surprises me.” Another said, “She kept the tenderness of Dolly’s version and added the strength of Whitney’s version, but still made this performance totally Kelly.” Just gorgeous.”