Kelly Clarkson has earned a reputation as someone who can sing it all. For years, she made cover songs a staple part of her concert setlists, and now, she shares some of her favorite covers on her talk show.
Each episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show features a musical segment called “Kellyoke.” The spot gives Clarkson the chance to put her personal twist on some of her favorite songs.
During one taping, she entertained the studio audience with another rock and roll staple…Aerosmith‘s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing.”
Released in 1998, “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” appeared on the soundtrack for the film Armageddon. The song was a smash success, and topped charts in countries around the world.
It went on to earn an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song.
Anyone who has ever listened to “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” knows it’s not an easy song to sing. Aerosmith’s lead singer, Steven Tyler, is renowned for his extensive range, and it’s hard for others to replicate what he does when they cover the song.
But Clarkson was willing and able to meet the challenge when she sang “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” for “Kellyoke.”
Rather than perform the song in its typical rock and roll style, Clarkson’s rendition was backed by a small orchestra. While she started off singing softer, she gave herself the chance to belt out the notes at the end of the song.
You’re sure to be covered in goosebumps once you hear Clarkson reach that final part of her cover. Tune in to her “Kellyoke” rendition of “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” below.
After this, we’d love to hear Clarkson tackle other rock and roll hits. Do you have any suggestions for her?