WATCH: Kelly Clarkson Slays Cover Of Chart-Topping Blake Shelton Hit

Kelly Clarkson delivered a goosebumps-inducing performance of one of Blake Shelton’s No.1 singles on The Kelly Clarkson Show on Thursday…

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Lauren Jo Black

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December 2, 2021

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Kelly Clarkson; Photo Courtesy The Kelly Clarkson Show

Kelly Clarkson delivered a goosebumps-inducing performance of one of Blake Shelton’s No.1 singles on The Kelly Clarkson Show on Thursday (Dec. 2). 

Taking the stage for the “Kellyoke” segment of the award-winning talk show, the Texas native had her stunning vocals on full display as she sang “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking.”

Kelly Clarkson; Photo Courtesy The Kelly Clarkson Show
Kelly Clarkson; Photo Courtesy The Kelly Clarkson Show

The tender country tune appears on Shelton’s 2010 EP, All About Tonight. Co-written by Earl Bud Lee and John Wiggins, the song was originally recorded by Joe Nichols for his album, Real Things.

It went on to become a big hit for Shelton, topping the charts at country radio in March of 2011. 

Clarkson and Shelton are longtime friends and also star on NBC’s The Voice together. We have a feeling he would certainly approve of this cover! 

Click below to watch’s Kelly Clarkson sing “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking.”

https://youtu.be/Cwu2Lt2sTCU

Clarkson is no stranger to country covers. The superstar has often performed popular country tracks for “Kellyoke,” including a recent rendition of  Faith Hill‘s “Let’s Go To Vegas.” 

She has previously performed songs such as Billy Currington’s “Let Me Down Easy,” Faith Hill’s “It Matters To Me,” Pam Tillis’ “Maybe It Was Memphis,” Wynonna’s “No One Else On Earth” and Jo Dee Messina’s “Heads Carolina, Tails California.

Other“Kellyoke” segments have also featured covers of Blake SheltonJohnny Cash, Lady A, Rascal Flatts, Travis Tritt, Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood and Kelsea Ballerini (just to name a few).

The Kelly Clarkson Show is syndicated. Check local listings for airtimes. 

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black

Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.