Idol Worship: Kelly Clarkson ‘Can’t Let Go’ Of Mariah Carey

At this rate Kelly Clarkson will have recorded a full album of Mariah Carey covers by 2020–not that we’re complaining.

The 29 year old Pop/Rock star expressed her admiration of Carey’s artistry before performing a stunning version of ‘Can’t Let Go’ at the Toyota Town Center in Wenatchee, Washington. ‘Can’t Let Go’ was a No. 2 Billboard hit written by Clarkson’s favorite diva in 1991 for the ‘Emotions’ album.

Get into the ‘Idol’ winner’s flawless take on another Carey-classic after the jump and sound-off below.


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  1. Dec April 15, 2012

    Amazing cover! Kelly made it her own but still managed to put her own spin on it. Her vocals were amazing as always. You should really post more about Kelly Clarkson and less about people who can’t sing half as well as her!! Serisouly start posting more on KELLY CLARKSON! Because this exeptional cover of the greatest singer of all time MARIAH CAREY proves that Kelly is truely jaw droppenly talanted!!

  2. sammi April 15, 2012

    I love her take on the song, its a classic. I play it on the ipod frequently. Kelly sounds a lot like Mariah on her song “The trouble with love is”. Go Kelly! I love her.

  3. Stephen April 15, 2012

    Kelly is one of the greatest vocalists of her generation. Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson and Leona aren’t as vocally good as Kelly

  4. Nichole April 15, 2012

    Kelly did a pretty good job.

    She did her own spin on the song, and didn’t try to emulate Mariah’s vocal stylings in any way.:-)

    I think CLG would be better suited for Leona, because just like Mariah, Lewis has those soft, breathy and whispery vocals. Kelly kinda turned her version of the song into a power ballad.

    This is a lot better than seeing Ashanti butcher Whitney’s clasics.

  5. Stephen April 15, 2012

    @Nichole: you’re right. Leona’s voice isn’t as powerful as Kelly’s. Leona is on the softer side. As for Ashanti, she does have a nice voice, but isn’t a powerhouse vocalist

  6. HBF82 April 15, 2012

    Can’t let go/Emotions Classic. I can’t find a better word.

  7. YOOSONDALOOSE April 15, 2012

    Love that song so much, Kelly is also really good.

  8. TheMan April 15, 2012

    She did an awesome job.

  9. shanay April 15, 2012

    wow amazing she is f***in’ awesome

  10. bobby d April 16, 2012

    GREAT job!!! mariah is somewhere very proud of this !

  11. Len1975 April 17, 2012

    My favorite Mariah song….Kelly did a great job!!!

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