Kelly Clarkson Shares Sweet Story About Lady Gaga Before Covering ‘Shallow’

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The only thing better than an incredible artist writing and performing an incredible song is another incredible artist covering it. Incredible. That’s what happened this past weekend when Kelly Clarkson performed Lady Gaga’s “Shallow.” We know Bradley Cooper is terrified of his upcoming duet with Gaga at Sunday’s Academy Awards, so maybe he could get Clarkson to be his pinch hitter.

On Friday night, Clarkson was performing in Green Bay, WI as part of her Meaning of Life Tour. During her Minute and a Glass of Wine segment, Clarkson took a few moments to talk about her history with Gaga, which included a very sweet story from the first time the two women performed at the same event.

“We’re really different but we’re really similar in the fact that she loves music and that’s why she’s doing what she’s doing. Honestly, I remember her first single, we actually did a show together combined for some event and she is one of the only artists that has ever [sent] me a hand-written letter saying, ‘Thank you so much, it was an honour to open for you.’ She’s the nicest lady ever,” said Clarkson.

Gushing about the Grammy-winning, Oscar-nominated “Shallow,” Clarkson said “This song, I love it. I thought she and Bradley Cooper did an awesome job. We’re gonna do our version of it ’cause obviously, I don’t have a Bradley Cooper here. So I’m just holding it down.”

No surprise, Clarkson delivered a standing cover rendition of Gaga and Cooper’s “Shallow,” even with a small slip up on one of the lyrics.

Clarkson has been covering of some of the biggest songs on the radio right now as part of her Meaning of Life Tour, which kicked off on January 24. In addition to “Shallow,” Clarkson has also covered Ariana Grande’s “God Is A Woman,” and Khalid and Normani’s “Love Lies.”

The Voice coach has also invited past members of her team, including Lynnea Moorer and Season 14 winner Brynn Cartelli on stage during her latest tour, as well as superstar John Legend. The EGOT winner is set to join The Voice for the first time when Season 16 kicks off on Monday, February 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV2.