When Kelly Clarkson first announced she would have her own talk show, we knew there would be music involved in some way, but we didn’t know she’d be singing on every single episode!
To start her show off, Clarkson always does a segment called “Kellyoke,” where she does a cover of popular songs that are requested by her audience members. She’s covered Katy Perry, Dolly Parton, Nick Jonas, Carrie Underwood, and so many more!
Sometimes, when her guests are musically inclined, she performs something fun with them, like when she and Tori Kelly sang the periodic table with Neil deGrasse Tyson.
During her October 15 episode, the talented Ben Platt was one of her guests. You may know him from the Pitch Perfect movies, or being the Tony Award-winning star of the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hanson, or from his singing career, or his new Netflix show The Politician.
The two teamed up to sing a new arrangement of the song “Make You Feel My Love,” which Bob Dylan originally wrote in 1997 for his album Time Out Of Mind. It was actually first released commercially as a single by Billy Joel using the title “To My You Feel My Love.”
The next year, Garth Brooks released a version, using the title “To Make You Feel My Love,” and it appeared on the soundtrack for the film Hope Floats, as well as his Limited Series box set for his album Fresh Horses. Brooks’ version was nominated for Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song at the 41st Grammy Awards.
For Platt and Clarkson’s duet, the song began and each of the singers sang a verse solo, starting with the Voice coach. They joined together for a powerful third verse in harmony and it gave us chills.
Of the duet, Platt wrote on Instagram, “I sang with @kellyclarkson thanks to @kellyclarksonshow and it was a VERY JOYFUL EXPERIENCE.”
Watch their incredible performance below.