By Christian Holub
September 17, 2019 at 07:08 PM EDT
Adam Torgerson/NBCUniversal

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.

‘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

The Weeknd has a role in the highly-anticipated upcoming Adam Sandler film Uncut Gems, but obviously he was first famous for songs like this. Clarkson’s cover added a bunch of horns.

‘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

Clarkson has covered Shawn Mendes before — most notably in her show-stopping medley at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. This time around, she covered one of the singer’s more recent hits.

‘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

Clarkson homaged the young pop star of the moment with this full-throated version of one of Lizzo‘s best songs.

‘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 

The incomparable Aretha Franklin was capable of taking ownership of even basic words like “think” and “respect” with powerful songs like this. Clarkson did the late icon proud with this rendition.

‘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.

Related content: 

  • TV Show
  • 09/09/19
Complete Coverage