This performance demonstrates that Kelly has one of the greatest voices there is.
Kelly Clarkson was just 20 years old when she won the first season of American Idol. At the time, she had no clue that only a few short years later, she would become one of the most prominent singers in the world and be awarded several honors for her work in the music industry.
But look at her now, twenty years later: She’s basking in the success of all her hard work over the years, and she even has her own talk show as of 2019.
The performer Kelly Clarkson has often discussed her appreciation for the late Whitney Houston on her talk show, Kelly Clarkson with Kelly Clarkson. She also sang “Saving All My Love for You” over the course of one of the episodes.
But Clarkson doesn’t pass up an opportunity to demonstrate that she admires other renowned singers in the industry. Because of this, she decided to do a performance of “I Will Always Love You” at the ACM Awards.
The song was a smash when it was first released in 1973 by the legendary Dolly Parton. However, it was elevated to a whole new level of greatness when it was covered by Whitney Houston for the soundtrack of the film The Bodyguard.
Since Clarkson is a supporter of both of these artists, she chose to perform this song as a way to honor both of them.
As can be seen in the video, as she takes the stage, she is dressed in a long-sleeved gown made of black velvet, which gives her an appearance that is both sophisticated, fashionable, and seductive.
However, the really incredible portion begins when she starts singing. It is abundantly clear, from the very first lines, that this performance will be recorded in the annals of history.
The crowd is unable to hold back their applause at first, and then they immediately begin singing along with Clarkson. Her performance has undeniably moved each and every person in the room.
A reminder of what this lady has achieved so far in her profession is provided by her performance, which flows naturally, in which she never misses a tone, and in which she exudes confidence.
Dolly Parton, who had onto the stage as the song had finished playing, embraced the little vocalist in a bear hug before leaving the platform.
“Oh my goodness, it was such a wonderful performance!” An exclamation from Parton “That is really wonderful news, Kelly. I have no doubt that Whitney Houston is looking down on us with a happy smile tonight. Please accept my sincere gratitude… Backstage, I was fighting back tears while attempting to keep my artificial eyelashes in place.
After that, the country legend, who is now 76 years old, went on to remark, “That really finished it off for me,” before announcing that Miranda Lambert will be given the award for performer of the year.
Clarkson’s cover of the well-known song was just published on YouTube, and in only the first two days after its release, it has received around one million views and 26,000 likes.
Users on social media are absolutely gushing about the singer’s performance, and they haven’t hesitated to leave encouraging comments in the section below the video.
“This is the perfect example of the phrase “Less is more!” folks!” One person said, “Been following her for more than 15 years, and nonetheless, she never fails to surprise me,” while another person added, “She preserved the tenderness of Dolly’s version, while incorporating the strength of Whitney’s version, and all the while making this performance completely Kelly.” Just gorgeous.”
Watch the video below: