Kelly Clarkson Delivers Powerful Cover of Fiona Apple's '90s-Era Hit 'Criminal'

Kelly Clarkson has proven over time that she is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry, and this time is no exception as she nailed a perfect cover of Fiona Apple's '90s-era hit, "Criminal."

Kelly Clarkson lit up the "Kelly Clarkson show" with a steaming "Kellyoke" session, where she rendered an explosive cover of Fiona Apple's "Criminal." The number hit from the first notes as she sang:

"I've been a bad, bad girl."

Kelly Clarkson at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada | Photo: Getty Images

Kelly Clarkson at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada | Photo: Getty Images

She looked the part in her 90's outfit, which included a black top, heeled boots, heavy necklaces, and a long sassy skirt. Her hair was packed up in a simple ponytail, and she wore very light makeup.

The stage's brightness was set low while LED lights worked wonders on the stage and nailed that rock feel. The walls were placed in various designs and colors with "The Kelly Clarkson Show" hanging boldly in the middle.

The band lent power to the song as they flowed seamlessly through the chords while the singer belted out the tunes with such finesse and expertise. Clarkson, 38, has a strong fan base that loaded the video with amazing compliments and reviews.

The "Kelly Clarkson Show" went on a 6-month hiatus during the lockdown but returned on the 21st of September with a load of excitement and variation.

A particular fan said she sings with her heart and soul, and her emotions are tangible in her songs. Another fan said she has a phenomenal voice and spirit, while a third said she should release a clothing line.

There was also a request for her to release all of her covers in an album. The 38-year-old has proven her music prowess overtime on the daytime show by performing a series of covers from various artists. 

Some of the artists covered in recent times include Tegan and Sara, Demi Lovato, and Ed Sheeran. The "Criminal" cover was also not her first 90's song as she has done some Cranberries and Travis Tritt hit songs.

The "Kelly Clarkson Show" went on a 6-month hiatus during the lockdown but returned on the 21st of September with a load of excitement and variation. 

The Grammy winner shared that she was glad to return to the Universal Studio with her band and the virtual house seats filled with fans from everywhere.

Clarkson added that the pandemic had messed with people and that music was her solution to that. She also said the show would continue to feature meaningful conversations, stories, and music.

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