Kelly Clarkson Gives Stunning Take on Brandi Carlile’s ‘The Joke’ [Watch]
Before beginning the song in the video above Clarkson says, "I hope I do it justice, Brandi." She then goes on to deliver a soaring performance that has the audience enchanted.
Clarkson is currently on her Meaning of Life Tour with support from Kelsea Ballerini through this spring. The singer covered "The Joke" during her tour stop in Detroit, Mich,. on Feb. 21 as part of a segment called 'A Minute and a Glass of Wine' that she does every night on her tour.
Carlile had a big night at the 2019 Grammy Awards, winning Best American Roots Performance and Best American Roots Song for "The Joke." She also took home Best Americana Album for By the Way, I Forgive You. Carlile was nominated in the mainstream all-genre categories for Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Album of the Year, and she also took the stage to sing "The Joke" in one of the most talked-about performances of the night.
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Surprisingly, Clarkson came under fire after covering Carlile from a social media follower who claimed Clarkson is just now appreciating the singer because of her recent Grammy wins. Unfortunately for the troll, Clarkson responded in the best way possible.
Clarkson first covered Carlile on March 14, 2012, at her concert in Springfield, Miss., performing her song "Turpentine." Clarkson has been a fan and supported Carlile for more than eight years. After her performance at the 2019 Grammys, Clarkson tweeted Carlile, writing, "@brandicarlile you deserve all of this and more! Great performance! My favorite of the night!"
Other songs Clarkson covered during her 2019 tour so far include Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's "Shallow," along with Blake Shelton's "Boys Round Here." Clarkson both live streams the segment on her Facebook page and also posts them after her shows on her YouTube page.
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