When the original “American Idol” says you nailed her own song better than she did, you know you’re something special.
Kelly Clarkson doesn’t usually turn her chair around for “The Voice” contestants who cover her originals during blind auditions. That said, she had to make an exception for Kelsie Watts!
The Nashville-based singer knew it was risky to take on one of the judges’ hits, but it certainly paid off!
As she performed a stripped-down version of Clarkson’s “I Dare You,” it didn’t take long for her powerful voice, control, and range to win the audience over. Some fans are even comparing her to the legendary Céline Dion!
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But what compelled Clarkson and Gwen Stefani to turn their chairs at nearly the same time was the way she hit the high notes so flawlessly. Clarkson was in awe, so Kelsie had to become part of Team Kelly!
“Oh my gosh, you just one-upped me on my own song!” Clarkson said. “I was like, ‘You cannot come out here and sing my song like that and not have me turn around.'”
And that wasn’t all! She added, “There’s nothing cooler, first of all, than someone liking your song enough to cover it, but secondly, to make it even better than it was, which is what you just did.”
For Kelsie, there was no doubt — of course, she would join Team Kelly! With Clarkson as her coach, there’s nothing stopping her from coming out on top!
“I would be shocked if she wasn’t in the finale,” Clarkson said.
What a voice! Outshining Clarkson is no easy feat, but it speaks to how talented this musician is. Good luck, Kelsie! We can’t wait to hear more from you!
Check out her breathtaking cover in the video below, and share this story with your friends to make them smile.
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