December 17, 2020

Kelly Clarkson & Garth Brooks Praised for Incredible Duet Singing 'Shallow' — See Fan Reactions

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The “American Idol” Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson proved her worth and versatility as a singer once again during a live performance of an Academy Award-winning song on her namesake show.

38-year-old singer, actress, and TV personality Kelly Clarkson recently welcomed 58-year-old country music singer and songwriter Garth Brooks as a guest on her daytime talk show “The Kelly Clarkson Show.”

Surrounded by a fully Christmas-decorated set, Clarkson and Brooks discussed, among other things, the latter’s latest album, titled “Fun,” a highlight from which is a cover Brooks and his wife Trisha Yearwood made of the song “Shallow.”


Kelly Clarkson sitting on her coach chair during an episode of the Season 19 of “The Voice” in December 2020. | Image: Getty Images.

The hit song was featured on the 2018 acclaimed film “A Star Is Born,” and it was originally performed by the film’s director and male lead, Bradley Cooper, in duet with pop singer Lady Gaga, and it received an Oscar as Best Original Song.


With his guitar ready, Brooks couldn’t resist starting to play the song intro as he talked about it with Clarkson, and seeing that she was immediately taken by it, he invited her to sing it with him right away, and she didn’t hesitate to say yes.


The result, unsurprisingly, was an impeccable rendition of the country tune on which Clarkson once again proved that she basically can sing any song of any genre and make it sound outstanding.

Fans of the “American Idol” winner weren’t indifferent to Clarkson and Brooks’ amazing rendition of the song, and they shared their impressions and opinions about it in the comments section of the clip, shared on YouTube.


“I NEED this version with these 2 released like NOW!!!” wrote a user. “I love this! Sorry, Bradley and Gaga, your throne has been usurped! These two rocked it!” another one added. “Absolutely beautiful,” a third user wrote.

“Shallow,” covered by Brooks and Yearwood, is actually the latest single from Brooks’ recently-released fourteenth studio album, and it originated because of a request from a fan back in 2018, when the album was first announced.



Clarkson also used the opportunity of having Brooks sitting in front of her to thank him for having helped her cope with her ongoing divorce from her husband of seven years, Brandon Blackstock.

Clarkson specifically cited Brooks’ song “The Dance” as one that helped her put her feelings into words, trying to express that the ending of a love relationship doesn’t make the time it lasted less meaningful.


Brooks himself has experienced a divorce, and this experience and the fact that he is 20 years older than she is, certainly gave him the wisdom to illuminate Clarkson’s journey to recovery.

“I could have missed the pain, but I’d have had to miss the dance,” reads a line of the song, and Clarkson, as well as anybody going through a breakup, for that matter, certainly can relate to it.