By James Dinh
Let’s face it, there’s a reason why Kelly Clarkson is our favorite “American Idol.” In all honesty, the now-blonde (and looking better than ever) singer could probably sing the dictionary and make it sound good. The vocally talented Miss Independent even lets fans request songs she should perform during each of her summer concert tour dates.
During a concert Wednesday (July 25) in Concord, California, Clarkson channeled her inner Katy Perry and tackled her own version of “Wide Awake.” As her band played a simple acoustic rendition of the pop mega-hit, the “Duets” judge was met with a roar of applause as she sung the tune’s opening line: “I’m wide awake.” Throwing in some delicate falsettos and signature riffs, Kelly scored a home run by stripping down the track while simultaneously adding even more emotion to the dreamy ballad.
Fan requests are a new tradition that Clarkson began on her solo tour earlier this year. Team KC can request which songs they’d like to see the pop star cover by tweeting the singer with their name, song title and the hashtag #KCrequests. Clarkson will remain busy for the rest of the summer as she’s scheduled to play Las Vegas on July 27 and work her way across the U.S. before heading down under to Australia and Europe later in the year.
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