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    Posted on Oct 14, 2013

    22 Times Kelly Clarkson Covered A Song And It Was Better Than The Original

    The original American Idol regularly covers songs by other artists...and slays them all.

    1. fun., "We Are Young"

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    Could this song get any better? The answer is yes. Try taking this off repeat.

    2. Katy Perry, "Wide Awake"

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    Literally cannot with this pop perfection.

    3. Mumford & Sons, "I Will Wait"

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    Those harmonies! Mumford + Kelly = Magical

    4. Adele, "Someone Like You"

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    Ugh, breathtaking. All the world needs is a Kelly/Adele duet. Jump to 1:29 for the song.

    5. Rihanna, "We Found Love"

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    RiRi, meet KC.

    6. Carrie Underwood, "I Know You Won't"

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    A truly astonishing vocal on one of Carrie Underwood's hidden gems. I will show this to my grandchildren.

    7. Justin Timberlake, "Cry Me A River"

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    What's better than the Queen of break-up anthems covering the greatest break-up song of all time? Nothing. Jump to 0:45 for the song.

    8. P!nk, "Perfect"

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    Kelly covers P!nk...and it's perfect.

    9. Florence + The Machine, "Shake It Out"

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    Kelly Clarkson IS a machine. Shake it out, girl! Jump to 2:36 for the song.

    10. Paramore, "The Only Exception"

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    Simply exceptional.

    11. Mariah Carey, "Always Be My Baby"

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    KC covering MC. OMG. Jump to 0:44 for the song.

    12. Radiohead, "Creep"

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    More hauntingly beautiful than the original...if that's even possible. The person filming this was so moved she could barely keep the camera still. Skip to 1:33 for the song.

    13. Goo Goo Dolls, "Iris"

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    Classic song. Classic voice. Skip to 1:30 for the song.

    14. Michael Bublé, "Home"

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    Sexier than Michael's version? Okay, maybe equally sexy. Jump to 0:58 for the song.

    15. Coldplay, "Fix You"

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    You could fix me, Kelly Clarkson. Jump to 1:11 for the song

    16. Carrie Underwood, "Blown Away"

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    It's safe to say Kelly blows away the competition for greatest American Idol winner with this cover of rival Carrie Underwood's country hit. Jump to 1:00 for the song.

    17. Christina Aguilera, "Beautiful"

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    Literally unable to even with Kelly's range. You're beautiful, Kelly.

    18. Bruno Mars, "It Will Rain"

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    Tears. Literal Tears. Jump to 1:20 for the song.

    19. Lady GaGa, "You & I"

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    Epic. Jump to 2:08 for the song.

    20. Oasis, "Wonderwall"

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    You're our wonderwall, Kelly.

    21. Patty Griffin, "Up To The Mountain"

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    One of the greatest live vocals ever. From 2:18 on I just die. The cameo from Ellen Degeneres just makes this all the more amazing.

    22. Eminem, "Lose Yourself"

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    The hand gestures. The hoodie. The rapping. There are no words. She can do anything. The magic starts at 1:25.

    What do you think, Bill Clinton?

    Yeah, we agree. We love you, Queen Kelly Clarkson!!!!

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