Kelly Clarkson Vs. Carrie Underwood: Who Sang ‘My Favorite Things’ Better?

Thu, December 12, 2013 2:13pm EDT by 6 Comments

It’s a sing-off! This holiday season, ‘The Sound of Music’ fans have two versions of ‘My Favorite Things’ to choose from — and both come from former ‘American Idol’ winners! Kelly Clarkson performed the song during her Dec. 11 ‘Cautionary Christmas Music Tale’ mere days after Carrie Underwood belted it out when she played Maria in NBC’s ‘Sound Of Music’ live special. So, who sang it better? Check out both versions below, and let us know what YOU think!

Someone call Simon Cowell, because only the former American Idol judge who helped launch both Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood‘s careers can really choose who sang “My Favorite Things” better. Carrie took on the iconic song for NBC’s live televised broadcast of The Sound of Music, then Kelly performed it days later during her NBC special, Cautionary Christmas Music Tale. It’s a tough call!

Carrie Vs. Kelly: Who Sang It Better?

Carrie’s voice is undoubtedly beautiful, but much of the talk surrounding her Sound of Music performance revolved around her wooden acting performance. However, this is a singing competition, so let’s forget all about that and just stick to the basics — and when you take away the deer-in-headlights look and silly nun costume, she did an amazing job.

Kelly, of course, also knocked it out of the park — we’d expect nothing less from American Idol‘s very pregnant first champion, who sang beautifully throughout her entire special. We’re tempted to give Kelly the win, but she also didn’t have to deal with the stigma of having to step into Julie Andrews‘ very famous clogs. Maria is an extremely difficult role to pull off — especially during a live television broadcast — and Carrie handled her backlash with a level of grace and class that showed some real maturity from the country star.

WATCH: Kelly Clarkson Sings ‘My Favorite Things’

So what do you think, HollywoodLifers? Check out both videos and shout out your favorite in the comments!

– Shaunna Murphy

More Kelly Clarkson & Carrie Underwood News:

  1. Kelly Clarkson Wows In 4 Looks At ‘Cautionary Christmas Music Tale’
  2. Kelly Clarkson’s Christmas Special: Celebs React On Twitter
  3. Carrie Underwood Defends Controverisal ‘Sound Of Music’ Role

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helene jennings

Posted at 3:20 PM on December 18, 2013  

Carrie is my idol and I loved her rendition; but also enjoy Kelly.

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Tiffany rose

Posted at 11:59 PM on December 16, 2013  

I think kelly clarkson did a better job on my favorite thing she a million times better than any idol ever

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Mary Ann Remillard

Posted at 10:08 AM on December 18, 2013  

Kelly is an Idol and sold much less CD’s than Carrie. Carrie has been the most successful Idol. I love Kelly but she screams too much.

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Ninjalillly

Posted at 4:18 PM on December 16, 2013  

I prefer Kelly’s voice and version, but its not really fair to compare. Carrie had to sing it a certain way. She couldn’t really do much to it and she sounded just fine.

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mssoonermagic

Posted at 2:48 PM on December 13, 2013  

Carrie version was much better. Much more clear and “perfect” like the song was intended.

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ELVIS PRESLEY

Posted at 7:45 PM on December 12, 2013  

KELLY SANG IT MUCH BETTER! SHE DID MORE OF A THEATRICAL JAZZES UP VERSION!!!!!!!!!!! MUCH MORE UP TEMPO!!!!!! BUT THEN AGAIN IT IS REALEY A PERSONAL OPINION!!!!!!!!!!! HARD TO COMPARE TO DIFFERENT STYLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!THEY WERE BOTH GREAT, BUT I THINK OLDER PEOPLE WOULD LIKE KELLY’S VERSION BETTER!!!!!!!!!!

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