Kelly Clarkson sings her first ‘Kellyoke’ cover entirely in Spanish

During the Kellyoke segment on her daytime talk show, Kelly Clarkson frequently proving the vocal heights and emotional depths she is capable of reaching with her incredible instrument. And she proved another new musical skill on Thursday’s (September 15) episode of That Kelly Clarkson Showand sings her first ever Kellyoke cover entirely in Spanish.


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To celebrate the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, the american idol alum tackled Silvana Estrada‘Mas o Menos Antes’ from the 25-year-old Mexican singer/songwriter’s latest album Marchita, published in January. Clarkson was accompanied by just an acoustic guitar, played by Jaco Caraco, for the moving rendition.

Last year, Clarkson told Luis Fonsi when he helped her as an adviser regarding The voice that he had “the one song in history I’m afraid to cover: ‘Despacito’.”

“I’ve been practicing so hard because I also love singing in Spanish or just different languages,” Clarkson told Fonsi. “And it’s like the greatest song ever. You’re kind of like, ‘You know what? I’ll leave it,'” she laughed.

Looks like she practiced her Spanish singing enough to face that fear, so maybe a “Despacito” Kellyoke cover will be next.

Estrada was Billboard‘s Latins on the way back in January when she told us how important it is to make Marchita was for her. “Releasing this truly special album is my greatest accomplishment to date,” Estrada said.

Watch Clarkson sing “Mas o Menos Antes” — which translates to “More or Less Before” — below:

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