It looks like Sam Smith is ‘not the only one’ who knows how to hit those high notes! Kelly Clarkson performed an amazing cover of his track, ‘Stay With Me,’ for the opening of a new Microsoft Store in North Carolina on Oct. 18. Watch and listen to Kelly’s heartfelt, soulful rendition here!
Kelly Clarkson, 32, put her own spin on Sam Smith‘s breakout hit “Stay With Me,” while performing at a free concert in North Carolina’s Symphony Park on Oct. 18. Kelly, who recently gave birth to her first baby with husband Brandon Blackstock, was helping promote the opening of a new Microsoft Store.
Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Stay With Me’ Cover: Singer Performs Sam Smith Song
Before covering the song, Kelly teased the audience by saying, “[This next song is] bluesy and it’s awesome. I love this song, and I know you’ve heard it a bunch, but bear with me.”
Kelly put her own spin on Sam’s song by adding an electric guitar to the mix.
We love that Kelly was able to take such a beloved song and make it uniquely hers. We know Kelly has an amazing and powerful voice, and this was the perfect song to showcase her talent. She hit every high note and was able to carry the tricky ones all the way through.
Now that we think of it — how great would it be if Sam and Kelly did a duet?!
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This was Kelly’s first solo concert since giving birth to her daughter, River Rose Blackstock, on June 12.
Kelly debuted her post-baby body after posting an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video, which can be seen here. The singer looked so happy (until the ice water was poured on her head) alongside her hubby.
We’re glad Kelly is spending time with her family and still finding time to perform for her fans!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you love Kelly’s cover of “Stay With Me?” Do you think Kelly and Sam should work together? Let us know!
— Julianne Ishler