WATCH: Kelly Clarkson Stuns With Cover Of Faith Hill’s ‘Breathe’

Kelly Clarkson; Photo via YouTube
Kelly Clarkson; Photo via YouTube
Kelly Clarkson; Photo via YouTube

Kelly Clarkson put her iconic vocals on full display with a stunning cover of Faith Hill’s “Breathe” during the “Kellyoke” segment of The Kelly Clarkson Show on Monday (Sept. 26).

With her musical director, Jason Halbert, on piano, Clarkson shared a goosebumps-inducing rendition of the chart-topping hit from a dimly lit set. 

Kelly Clarkson; Photo by: Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversal
Kelly Clarkson; Photo by: Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversal

Clarkson’s performance of “Breathe” drew praise from viewers who applauded the Texas native’s ability to sing any genre of music. 

“Here she goes just raising the bar again,” wrote one YouTube user, while another shared, “Kelly has a great talent.  She can sing different types of songs.  God has blessed her.” 

Co-written by Stephanie Bentley and Holly Lamar, “Breathe” was released in October of 1999 as the lead single and title track from Hill’s fourth studio album. The song went on to become Hill’s seventh No.1 on the country charts and crossed over to pop radio as well. 

“Breathe” was later named the 27th most successful song of the 2000s by Billboard.

This isn’t the first time Kelly Clarkson has covered Faith Hill. She previously shared a rendition of Hill‘s “Let’s Go To Vegas” and “It Matters To Me” on Kellyoke.   

Kelly Clarkson; Photo by: Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversal
Kelly Clarkson; Photo by: Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversal

Hill appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show in June of 2022 where she joined the Emmy-winning talk show host to chat about her role on 1883 alongside her husband and fellow country superstar, Tim McGraw. 

During her appearance, Hill revealed that she almost quit acting after her experience filming the 2004 film, The Stepford Wives.

“My career took off, no time, had babies, and I had done a couple of things,” Hill said at the time. “I did Stepford Wives with an amazing cast. But it wasn’t the best experience, so I said I will never ever, ever, ever, ever do another one, a movie.”

When Clarkson asked why it wasn’t the best experience, Hill shared, “Because it’s so long. The waiting for me …”

She added, “I have to be busy, doing stuff. Then I did an independent thing called Dixieland [in 2017]. I read a lot of scripts over the years but nothing hit me or the timing wasn’t right.”

When Hill read the script for 1883, everything changed. 

“The script was so well written,” Hill said. “I had honestly never read anything like that. So we made the decision to do it.”

Click below to re-live Kelly Clarkson’s interview with Faith Hill. 

Clarkson has shared a variety of covers during the “Kellyoke” segment of The Kelly Clarkson Show, including renditions of Blake Shelton‘s “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking,” Billy Currington’s “Let Me Down Easy,” 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 Shelton, Johnny Cash, Lady A, Rascal Flatts, Travis Tritt, Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood and Kelsea Ballerini (just to name a few).

The Kelly Clarkson show returned this month with appearances by Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton. 
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