You know you’ve got a hit song on your hands when other artists start to cover it.
The song “Shallow” from the blockbuster hit “A Star Is Born” is one of the most ubiquitous songs of the year. It has already scooped up several awards and seems poised to nab an Academy Award or two. There’s something about the song that summons a truly emotional response from the listener, not in small part because of the special bond that’s apparent between costars Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.
During an intimate concert for a small audience, Kelly Clarkson decided to share her love of the song while putting her own personal spin on the radio hit. She also took a moment to talk about her personal experiences working with Lady Gaga, who seems like a truly kind and generous person through-and-through.
“I know there’s always a lot of competition with other artists in the industry, but there’s a lot of us that just dig each other and we really get inspired by each other,” Kelly told the audience.
“This chick is amazing. We’re really different, but at the same time we’re really similar in the fact that she just loves music and that’s why she’s doing what she’s doing,” Kelly went on before confiding, “This song, I love it. We’re gonna do our version of it, because obviously I don’t have a Bradley Cooper here. So I’m just holdin’ it down.”
Naturally, she did way more than simply “hold it down.” Kelly started off the song slow and sultry, but once that first big vocal chorus comes on, watch out!
This isn’t the first time that Kelly has made a famous song her own. Her versions of Adele’s “Someone Like You” and Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball” also made viral waves in recent years. Yet there’s something so haunting about Kelly’s version of “Shallow” that gives it a whole new feel.
Kelly’s pipes never fail to impress, and the second this clip hit the internet the buzz was deafening! People couldn’t wait to chime in with their thoughts on her beautiful cover of Gaga’s song.
We have to admit, we totally agree! Kelly always seems very supportive of other female artists, so she’s really the full package of talent plus kindness.
Check out Kelly taking on “Shallow” and giving Lady Gaga some serious props in the video below, and be sure to share to brighten someone’s day!
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