Before she was the host of a new self-titled daytime talk show, Kelly Clarkson was the very first winner of American Idol, with a subsequent musical career to match. Though The Kelly Clarkson Show features fun interviews with guests like Dwayne Johnson and Chance the Rapper, the host still has plenty of time for singing. Each episode includes Clarkson covering one pop song (ranging from recent bangers like the Jonas Brothers’ “Sucker” to classic hits like Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5”).
Here, you can watch the “Kellyoke” covers in one place — listed chronologically, with the latest at the top.
‘Bang Bang’ by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj
The talk show host blew our minds with a bang-bang into the room and a good beat.
‘Love Will Never Do (Without You)’ by Janet Jackson
EW recently named Janet Jackson’s Unbreakable one of the most overlooked albums of the 2010s. It looks like Clarkson also wanted to pay tribute to the diva during Kellyoke by singing one of Jackson’s ’90s hits.
‘Scars to Your Beautiful’ by Alessia Cara
Clarkson seemed right at home covering a ballad from fellow singer-songwriter Alessia Cara, whose lyrics echo the same girl-power ethos as her own.
‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ by Fred Rogers
It was a beautiful day on The Kelly Clarkson Show when the singer and host covered this Fred Rogers classic. Clarkson’s rendition of the song was accompanied by a silhouette of a man changing his coat, cardigan, and shoes à la Mister Rogers before breaking out into dance.
‘Whatta Man’ by Salt-N-Pepa Featuring En Vogue
‘Tis the season[ing] for Salt-N-Peppa on The Kelly Clarkson Show! The singer put the beat in R&B when covering “Whatta Man.”
‘Stay With Me’ by Sam Smith
Sam Smith’s “Stay with Me” became a spiritual experience when Clarkson covered it on her show, accompanied by a gospel choir clad in blue robes.
‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ by The Verve
No bittersweet symphony when Kelly Clarkson covers this anthem by the Verve with a string quartet.
‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams
“Sunshine, [Kelly’s] here,” but the audience wouldn’t take a break from cheering and clapping when Clarkson covered this Pharrell Williams fan favorite.
‘Neon Moon’ by Brooks & Dunn and Kacey Musgraves
Kelly Clarkson called in some reinforcements for the cover of “Neon Moon”: her fellow Voice coaches Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, and John Legend. It’s safe to say that the audience and the whole world did not turn blue.
‘Feel it Still’ by Portugal. The Man
Kelly Clarkson brought her own version of Portugal. The Man’s hit to the Kellyoke stage, and we feel it still.
‘Uptown Funk’ by Mark Ronson, Featuring Bruno Mars
Clarkson’s cover of Ronson’s masterpiece made a “dragon want to retire, man.” It was too hot.
‘Only Girl in the World’ by Rihanna
The talk show host brought her “favorite girl” and boy in the world, her daughter River Rose and son Remington, onstage after wowing audiences with her version of Rihanna’s hit.
‘Ride’ by Twenty-One Pilots
The song seemed fitting, since Kelly Clarkson has had quite the ride this year. Between hosting a talk show, being a judge on The Voice and an upcoming Vegas Residency, it’s safe to say that “metaphorically, she’s the [wo]man.”
‘Cake by the Ocean’ by DNCE
The crowd “lost their minds and went crazy, crazy” when Clarkson covered “Cake by the Ocean” by DNCE.
‘Better Now’ by Post Malone
Clarkson certainly did not let us down when performing Grammy-nominated Post Malone’s hit.
‘You Look Good’ by Lady Antebellum
Kelly Clarkson’s Lady Antebellum cover was “so fresh, so fine” especially the help of a saxophone, trumpet and French horn player.
‘Come and Get It’ by Selena Gomez
You ain’t gotta worry, singing along with Kelly Clarkson is an open invitation, especially when covering a Selena Gomez hit. Clarkson even paid homage to Gomez’s music video for “Come and Get It” by wearing red and black threads.
‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody’ by Whitney Houston
The singer and talk show host “wanted to dance with somebody” so she danced and sang with the entire crowd while performing this Whitney Houston classic.
‘Ain’t No Other Man’ by Christina Aguilera
Clarkson paid homage to another early 2000s sensation with a delivery that “passed every test.”
‘Never be Like You’ by Flume
The EDM producer’s hit was originally featured Kai, and Kelly’s performance did the song justice.
‘Delicate’ by Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift’s “Artist of the Decade” AMA was celebrated early with Clarkson’s rendition of one of her “Reputation” hits, “Delicate.”
‘What About Us’ by Pink
The stage was quite fittingly doused in hot pink and filled with raspy belting that Pink herself would be proud of.
Kelly Clarkson’s Greatest Hits Melody
Clarkson decided to bring her own songs to the Kellyoke mix! Hits in the mash-up included “Miss Independent,” “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger” and “Walk Away.” A line of Vegas-eque showgirls joined the singer onstage during “Invincible,” ultimately to announce that she had secured a residency in Las Vegas.
‘I Put A Spell On You’ by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
Clarkson’s performance had viewers bewitched when she belted “because you’re mine” dressed as Winifred Sanderson of Hocus Pocus. Plus there were some bellhops reminiscent of the Hollywood Tower Hotel that led her down a damask carpet, and the Loch Ness monster even made an appearance.
‘Lips are Movin’ by Meghan Trainor
Clarkson entered center stage with two backup vocalists that practically made up a Greek chorus when performing this popular pop track.
‘Sugar’ by Maroon 5
It was only natural for Clarkson to perform a song by a fellow The Voice coach. The results? It appeared she brought some sweetness to the audience’s lives.
‘Mine’ by Bazzi
Clarkson performed an unplugged version of Bazzi’s hip-hop hit. With wind-chimes and mood lighting included, the songstress could say that she made the song all hers.
‘I Like It, I Love It’ by Tim McGraw
How did audiences feel about Kelly Clarkson covering a Tim McGraw number? They “liked it, they loved it!” She even gave her band a shout out to conclude the performance.
‘Independence Day’ Martina McBride Cover
Bells literally rang like freedom itself when Clarkson sang this Martina McBride original.
‘If I Could Turn Back Time’ by Cher
The only thing that would have made Clarkson’s performance even better would be if Cher had surprised the audience on stage.
‘Alone’ by Heart
This ‘80s classic was brought back to life with Clarkson’s effortless belting and some backup vocals from three ladies from the audience.
‘Any Man of Mine’ by Shania Twain
Shania Twain is currently gearing up for her Las Vegas residency, and we wouldn’t be surprised if Kelly Clarkson’s cover of her song skyrockets those ticket sales!
‘Wild One’ By Faith Hill
Kelly Clarkson performance of Faith Hills’ hit proved that she herself is a “wild one with an angel’s” voice.
‘Jealous’ By Nick Jonas
Kelly Clarkson’s rendition of Nick Jonas’ “Jealous” is sprinkled with signature Clarkson confections like smooth runs and warm harmonies. It’s the recipe for a solid cover that the Jonas brother himself could get jealous of.
‘Wrecking Ball’ by Miley Cyrus
Clarkson had the rare musically-talented guest in the form of The Politician star Ben Platt on this episode, but her “Kellyoke” segment of the day focused on Miley Cyrus‘ world-conquering hit from a few years back.
‘Can’t Feel My Face’ by The Weeknd
‘Roar’ by Katy Perry
There’s only question you have when listening to this cover: Can she hit the titular roars in the huge chorus? Watch for yourself.
‘What Makes You Beautiful’ by One Direction
One Direction may have gone their separate ways these days, but their breakthrough single remains as powerful as ever in Clarkson’s hands.
‘Let Me Blow Ya Mind’ by Eve
Two days in a row, Clarkson covered songs with some variation of “blow your mind” in the title. For round two, she borrowed from fellow daytime TV talk show host Eve (The Talk).
‘Blow Your Mind (Mwah)’ by Dua Lipa
Clarkson strutted all over her stage — surrounded by flashing red, white, and blue lights — while singing this cover.
‘Love Me Like You Do’ by Ellie Goulding
Clarkson’s big voice is well-suited to this Ellie Goulding hit from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack.
‘I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll’ by Joan Jett and the Black Hearts
Clarkson usually covers pop and R&B hits, but here she nails one of the most anthemic rock songs ever.
‘If I Can’t Have You’ by Shawn Mendes
‘Before He Cheats’ by Carrie Underwood
After Clarkson, Carrie Underwood is probably the most successful American Idol champion. Clarkson honored her fellow winner by singing Underwood’s most memorable song.
‘Walking on Broken Glass’ by Annie Lennox
Clarkson nails Annie Lennox’s classic with this cover rendition — and even nails the high note.
‘Juice’ by Lizzo
‘Why Haven’t I Heard from You’ by Reba McEntire
Clarkson has collaborated with her mother-in-law Reba McEntire several times; they even recorded a duet version of Clarkson’s hit “Because of You” in 2009. To honor her appearance on the show, Clarkson covered this song as she’s done before.
‘Till the World Ends’ by Britney Spears
EW ranked “Till the World Ends” at #7 in our 2016 ranking of all Britney Spears’ songs, and Clarkson does the song’s “wordless chorus” justice with this shortened cover.
‘If It Makes You Happy’ by Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow promises that her latest album, Threads, is also her last — but for this cover, Clarkson honored the musician by singing one of her classics.
‘Let’s Go Crazy’ by Prince and the Revolution
In the wake of Prince’s death a few years ago, many artists tried to honor the master by covering his trademark epic “Purple Rain.” But Clarkson recognized that Purple Rain‘s first track is actually a much more fun pop song to cover.
‘Shut Up and Dance’ by Walk the Moon
Walk the Moon’s world-conquering 2014 single is a great match for Clarkson’s voice here. And credit where it’s due, she doesn’t cornily change the lyrical pronouns for the cover.
‘Express Yourself’ by Madonna
For the 10th edition of Kellyoke, Clarkson went back to the song she originally auditioned with on American Idol. Look how far she’s come!
‘Believer’ by Imagine Dragons
Imagine Dragons are one of the most successful pop acts since Clarkson’s heyday, but with this cover she proved she can handle their sound as well as anybody else.
‘Straight Up’ by Paula Abdul
Clarkson’s eighth episode amounted to a reunion of the American Idol O.G.s. Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, and Clarkson’s runner-up (and From Justin To Kelly co-star) Justin Guarini. Clarkson honored her former judge/mentor with a cover of Abdul’s 1988 classic.
‘Miss Me More’ by Kelsea Ballerini
Clarkson honored Kelsea Ballerini‘s appearance on the show by covering her 2018 single “Miss Me More.”
‘Ain’t No Other Man’ by Christina Aguilera
During her appearance on the Sept. 16 episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, Christina Aguilera told Clarkson that they are like “twins separated at birth.” It’s even easier to believe that after seeing Clarkson seamlessly cover this classic song from Aguilera.
‘Chandelier’ by Sia
This song was inescapable in 2014, and Clarkson’s cover is a good reminder why.
‘Think’ by Aretha Franklin
‘Bad Romance’ by Lady Gaga
While fans wait eagerly for Lady Gaga’s next album, Clarkson covered one of the pop-star-turned-Oscar-winner’s classic hits.
‘Sucker’ by The Jonas Brothers
Clarkson commemorated The Jonas Brothers’ return with this cover on the second episode of her show. Rather than go for one of the band’s classic hits from their heyday (“The Year 3000,” anyone?) she covered their comeback single, released earlier this year. While the brothers populated their music video with their famous wives, Clarkson’s rendition includes a very cute moment of her singing directly to an elderly audience member.
‘9 to 5’ by Dolly Parton
This was the song and music video that really introduced viewers to The Kelly Clarkson Show ahead of its premiere earlier this month. So unlike the others, it came with its own pre-recorded video segment featuring Clarkson and company dressed as construction workers, waitresses, and other everyday workers to the tune of Parton’s classic anthem about the drudgery of jobs. Clarkson used it to kick off her show in much the same way presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren used it to kick off her campaign earlier this year.