Kelly Clarkson is not your typical pop starlet. At her concerts you won't see her covered in candy, latex or blood like many of her contemporaries. She's just Kelly, a woman who can flat-out sing, and that's exactly what comes through at her shows.
She has chosen to let her talent speak for itself, helped in large part by a healthy dose of southern charm. One thing you can also expect at her shows: an added element of surprise. Which song will Kelly cover tonight? Clarkson takes audience requests during her meet-and-greets in every city she visits and then chooses a song to cover. Simple enough, if you have her voice. The covers go from top 40 hits like Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" to 90s anthems like TLC's "No Scrubs" to surprising requests like Eminem's "Lose Yourself."
As you get ready for her show Sunday night at Gexa Energy Pavilion, here are 12 of her most most remarkable live covers we found on YouTube. And if you like these, there's an entire Tumblr blog dedicated to Kelly's cover songs. Go nuts.
Rand Duren and Amanda Wilkins
Eminem's 'Lose Yourself'
If you want a longer version with the intro and lead-up to it, this is a good one.
Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off'
Tracy Chapman's 'Give Me One Reason'
'N Sync, 'Bye Bye Bye'
Bob Dylan's 'To Make You Feel My Love'
TLC's 'No Scrubs' (with a very funny intro)
Elvis Presley's 'Can't Help Falling In Love'
Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball'
Amy Winehouse's 'Valerie'
Rihanna's 'Better Have My Money'
Technically, this wasn't a fan request at a concert but it's too good not to include:
Editor's note: This was originally published in 2012 and updated for 2015.