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Kelly Clarkson Covers Kings of Leon's 'Use Somebody'

Kelly Clarkson Covers Kings of Leon's 'Use Somebody'

Kelly Clarkson mashes two cover songs together — Alanis Morissette‘s “That I Would Be Good” and Kings of Leon‘s “Use Somebody” — while kicking off her “All I Ever Wanted” tour at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday (October 2) in Uncasville, Conn.

On Sunday, the 27-year-old American Idol champ will be performing at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, Maine. And then on Tuesday, Kelly will play NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom. Woot!

FYI: Just last week, KoL‘s single “Use Somebody” hit the #1 spot on the Top 40 Radio charts in both airplay and audience. Amazingly, this is happening exactly one year after their album Only By The Night was released.

Kelly Clarkson Covers Kings of Leon’s “Use Somebody”
and Alanis Morissette’s “That I Would Be Good”
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  • jackie

    Absolutely stunning. It’s amazing how she can cover any song and make it her own. I think if she released either song as a single it would be insanely popular. True talent right there. She’s looks gorgeous too.

  • zachyboo

    wow, that was really good. i wanted to hate it, but couldn’t.

  • Lisa

    Wow, amazing. This woman can do anything!! So heartbreaking. Gives me chills everytime.

  • Debbs

    This girl must be an angel.

  • Gwen

    And THATS how you sing.

  • Matt

    I was expecting a fail……but I’m glad I was proved wrong! That was GREAT!!

  • rotflmao!

    is her voice getting better or what? she’s always had a great voice but it sounds better than I remember.

  • chris

    omg…I love this girl. She never fails to amaze me. What a voice and adorable personality. She is so awesome live. I am seeing her next Saturday in Atlantic City. I saw her in August, and she did amazing covers of Patsy Cline and Rod Stewart. Her talent is endless, and her voice always gives me chills.

  • helen w.

    she is one of the most talented singers out there right now. she’s got a great voice and eprsonality.

    now, kings of leon. they are great. they are really good. but made up. that’s a made up band that was set up to success, they didn’t earn it (earn as in work hard.)

  • EmOloveskelly

    OMG !!!!!!!! I am so dead xD She is killing me

  • Jennifer

    Amazing, she can literally sing anything!!!

  • Holly

    She’s amazing. She makes singing look effortless.

  • wow

    kings os leon and kelly clrakson should go on tour together it would be awesome!

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  • tom

    wow i thought wrong….just great

  • j

    if only i had her voice.
    great cover, Kelly.

  • Robert

    She does a pretty fine cover of “Lies” by The black keys on this tour as well. Simply amazing!

  • louisa

    Kelly was amazing last night. Everybody under the sun has covered Use Somebody and she is the only one who made it her own. It’s just as good if not better than the original. She also did a great cover of the White Stripes’ “7 Nation Army”.

  • wolfey

    Not only does she have a smokin voice, she also sings songs like she has truly experienced the lyrics behind it. Did anyone notice her tearing up towards the end?

  • KellyisAmazing

    love her!!!!! i like KOLs song and alanis! wow seriously u gotta love kelly clarkson….simply awesome every single time! i see her october 31st for the 4th time!! cant wait!!!!! :) rock on kelly!
    kc fan in missouri~

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  • ren

    she needs to hook up with king of leon!!!

  • yoav

    amazing balls!

  • nicole

    wow chills that was amazing

  • Anne

    wow Kelly! that was amazing!! She is super talented!

  • lakers fan in boston

    f her!!

  • asdf

    She always amazes me with how good she sounds live. And she is creative with the songs that she covers.

  • michaela

    Am I good to go now?

  • Brandon

    Oh….. em…. gee!

    That has to be the best cover I’ve heard from her since she did Paty Griffin’s “Up to the Mountain” on Idol Gives Back! Such a beautiful arrangement!

    She should really do an album of covers or something.

  • Donna O

    That was so awesome. My all time fave Alanis Morissette song. Coming from the biggest Alanis fan . Kelly did it proud… SO COOL.

  • Mas

    Is that Wynona Judd? Chick is huge

  • mickey

    I like the “Use Somebody.” I like Kelly Clarkson. I like KOL. However, people really need to find a new song to cover. That song is totally played out.

  • dorie

    @mickey Well said. I know exactly what you mean. Nevertheless, I was impressed that she could still bring something fresh and new to it, with so many versions of it out there.

  • Jonathan F.

    love you kelly. AMAZING

  • italian japanese band

    Wow Kelly really did a great job! I wanted to hear more “Use Somebody”.

  • Aliz

    bravo!! great voice! I hope they continue to producing her in Italy!

  • Laurence

    @helen w.:

    they didn’t earn their success?
    do you know how many albums they did before they even got one song playing on the radio? … 4!
    they’re in the business for quite a long time, they TOTALLY earn their success.

  • Matt M.

    simply amazing. i am such a HUGE fan, and my love for this talented woman grows everyday. great cover.

  • elyzea

    Paramore did an amazing cover as well:

  • Alyssa

    Absolutely amazing. She never ceases to amaze me with how unbelievably talented she is.

  • lOIS

    She’s awesome i’ve heard many covers have to say hers is the best i saw her perform this live and was blown away i wish i could buy it

  • lOIS

    She’s awesome i’ve heard many covers have to say hers is the best i saw her perform this live and was blown away i wish i could buy it

  • chris

    She is so special. I cannot get enough of her amazing voice. Kelly Clarkson is truly blessed. Thank you, God for this wonderful person.

  • Stacie

    I’M TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH THIS SONG ,Kelly’s is good but Kings of Leon’s version is better .

  • haley

    That was so good. she’s such a good singer. she made me want to cry because it was so emotional.

  • kerry

    @helen w.: Kings of Leon have been around a long time.. theyre brothers with one cousin.. they are from nashville and have a lot of success overseas, just getting big in the US.. trust me, theyve worked for this.

  • alyssa

    Kelly is so talented, saw her last night in Atlantic City, she sounds much better in person than on the radio, YouTube, ect,. You go girl !

  • interneta pieslēgums

    thx for this video! It’s AMAZING!

  • Julieta Muchon

    Kelly did an awesome job, so random I found this is in 2012!
    I do however think you all should check out

    awesomeness, these guys are a new group