Kelly Clarkson Covers ‘Careless Whisper’ By George Michael

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Kelly Clarkson could sing any song and make it sound good, let’s be real. But her rendition of “Careless Whisper” by the late Wham! musician George Michael is truly one for the books. She sung the song on a recent episode of her NBC talk show’s daily Kellyoke segment.

The song, which was first released on the Make It Big album, topped charts in 1984, and Clarkson really brought it back to the modern world—but in his original jazzy way. The difference was that the band she played with added acoustic guitar in place of the song’s original saxophone riff.

This actually isn’t the first time Clarkson has sung a song y Michael. On The Kelly Clarkson Show in the past, she has also performed “Faith” and Wham!’s “Last Christmas” on The Kelly Clarkson Show. Michael died at the age of 53 of heart disease in 2016, but his spirit is really living on through Clarkson.

People who saw the performance were in awe.

“Kelly ALWAYS pulls you into whatever song she sings,” someone wrote on a video of her signing the song. “Her storytelling makes you want to stop whatever you’re doing and just sit down and listen to what she is talking about in the song she is singing. She brings life into every single song she sings no matter what genre she’s doing.”

“WOW, JUST WOW. Is there not one song Queen Kelly can’t sing and she just doesn’t cease to amaze and she is AWESOME!!!” someone else said. “George would have loved it,” another said.” I would love Kelly to do One more Try!!! Goosebumps every time I hear him sing it, even his live versions.”

“Someone ought to give her a thousand dollars to congratulate her on her accomplishments,” someone else said. Ha, we’re sure she was compensated well for her talents!

Clarkson is no stranger to doing renditions of other singers’ songs—and always nails it. In the same segment, she also sang “Georgia on My Mind” by Ray Charles, “Smoky Mountain Rain” by Ronnie Milsap, and “Uninvited” by Alanis Morissette.

We think Clarkson rocks any song she sings, but she really nails this one. Ready to hear her version of Careless Whisper for yourself? You’re really in for a treat! Check out the video below for the full rendition, and how Clarkson really brings it to life once again.

What do you think of Clarkson’s version of Michael’s song? Do you think he’d be proud?