Kelly Clarkson Covers Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love’ Live

Published: Thursday 13th Sep 2012 by Rashad

There have been a list of singers who have opted to put their own spin on Barbados Top Model Rihanna‘s hits.  Indeed and with ease, the likes of Jojo, Jessie J, Florence Welch, and co. have played vocal visitor over Riri’s signature tunes and put them to shame.

Looking to join that growing list would be ‘Stronger’ songstress Kelly Clarkson who, like many before her (including many-a-Youtuber), used her instrument to bring a live performance of ‘We Found Love’ to a hopeful place.

Lifted to the net by lucky fans this week, hear ‘Love’ live in key (for once) below:

Sigh.  Another reminder that microwaved pop hits can be given a bit of substance if its preparer has the tools to do so.  And by tools, we do not mean ProTools or autotune.  Alas, while Clarkson and co. struggle to see their name atop of charts (at times), Ri’s reign (of terror) just will not let up.

And, despite what many will argue, Ri does trump many of her contemporaries in stage presence – an “it” factor that cannot be reproduced indeed.  Until she opens her mouth.  And then, well…those who at once had hopes in the Barbadian beauty tapping into an otherwise ignored vocal ability, return to a hopeless place.

*presses play on Jessie J’s acoustic ‘We Found Love’

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    i wonder what rihanna would do if she heard someone singing her song better than her live …… i mean just google kelsnetwork

    • Monstarebel September 13, 2012

      Eat s*** b****!!!!!

      • Gurl Yesssss September 13, 2012

        You feeling salty Ahh hahaha R**** could never

    • Common Sense September 13, 2012

      I’m sure a strangled cat can sing We Found Love better than Rihanna.

  2. Beyonce’s Weave (I COPY real hair) September 13, 2012

    I have to admit though, Kelly Clarkson does have a good voice but I would not have bought her version, it would have been at best album filler. Rihanna has a unique tone and diction that only she can do. She has a certain way of singing that just makes it interesting.

    Kelly Clarkson’s version, though good, paves in comparison to Rihanna’s because Rihanna’s is just more interesting whereas Kelly Clarkson sounds like a preacher preaching at a night club on a Saturday night, I just cant believe her if it was originally her song.

    BTW, why is Kelly Clarkson consistently performing covers on her tour? Just wondering.

    • Benron (King Of The Navy) September 13, 2012

      She was cute though, give her a chance. I liked it, but her voice didn’t connect towards the end, sounded just like a cover, she didnt own it starting after the 2 verse ended.

    • Noel September 13, 2012

      Umm…no anything Kelly does live is better than Rihanna. Kelly does one cover a night on her tour…it’s an audience request.

      Rihanna is great radio artist…I wouldn’t pay to see her live or free for that matter.

      • theman September 14, 2012

        Kelly performs other artists song per fan request. She picks a fans request and she sings the song.

  3. Benron (King Of The Navy) September 13, 2012

    Im have to ignore the s*** this site types up every time. Micowave Pop music? You are known Nicki Minaj and Rita Ora stans so McHits clearly do NOT bother you.

    Why are b****** so pressed that Rihanna is outdoing their faves, bringing up outdates stats, voice jokes,Insulting her s** life (Beyhive, Rita Ora stans). She is a musician, and if you don’t value her art then close your mouth and you’re wallet. Rihanna is a much better singer/ much more pleasent to the ear than

    -Katy Perry
    -Britney Spears
    -Janet Jackson
    -Nicki Minaj

    and almost every new artist, but I guess you talk s*** about them all too right? And boycott them, Get over it.

    • Gurl Yesssss September 13, 2012

      She’ll last for a min enjoy while you still can

      • Common Sense September 13, 2012

        Britney hasn’t sung live in a decade so she shouldn’t even be on the list. As for the others Rihanna is just as bad if not worse than all of them.

    • theman September 14, 2012

      Rihanna isn’t better than Janet nor Katy Perry.

      • Marcus September 14, 2012

        the man is telling the truth. And Janet sings in tune!

  4. Monstarebel September 13, 2012


  5. Suicide Blonde September 13, 2012

    I prefer Rihanna’s version better, i still think “We Found Love” is one of the best dance songs since the 90’s is nothing like the generic dance music of some b******.

  6. Benron (King Of The Navy) September 13, 2012

    I do not understand you Rihanna hating b******, like where the f*** have you been, you all look soo stupid, seriously.

    The american culture has become more sexual throughout Radio, music, T.v, art and videos but you complain about Rihanna.

    Nowadays music industry doesen’t require as much raw talent to become a star, more performance skill, presence, star quality, looks, appeal, type of music and personality else but you complain only about Rihanna.

    Dance music is becoming more and more popular but you only critisize Rihanna for making it, calling her generic when she clearly isn’t.

    The worst thing about it is though if you look at Rihanna’s critisms, at least one of then apply to almost every artist on the list. F*** your ignorance and f*** your hate, Rih is slaying b****** and you w**** can suck my d***.

    • Gurl Yesssss September 13, 2012

      you the Navy is the 1st one to hate on some damn body STFU s*** head

      • Benron (King Of The Navy) September 13, 2012

        @Guuurl Yees.

        GUUUUUUUUUUUUURL cut your computer cords.

      • Gurl Yesssss September 13, 2012

        Why won’t you cut yours first than we can have a deal 🙂

    • Common Sense September 13, 2012

      How do haters look stupid? Are haters the ones defending a talentless barbie doll? Doesn’t sing, doesn’t dance, and doesn’t write/compose music. If anything you clowns are stupid for following a talentless hack like sheep.

  7. Benron (King Of The Navy) September 13, 2012

    Kelly sounded good, I loved this and I loved Rihanna’s grammy performance, maybe they can perform an acoustic rock version together and they would both kill it. Rihanna’s music is so great that it has many artist covering it, heck, Ciara, Rita Ora, Kelly Rowland and Willow smit hhave even all tried to swagger-jack Rihanna’s distinctive sound.

    Thats how you know shes a budding icon, soon nobody will be talking about MuscleDonna, the new Pop Icon will be Rihanna. Originality always pays off. Take notes Lil Kim, Tina Turner, and Madonna…… Whoops I meant Nicki Minaj, Beyonce and Lady Gaga.

    • MC September 13, 2012

      Are you really trying to shade the Queen of Pop and Queen of Rock and Roll. I know your ignorant ass is not going there. B**** when Rihanna was being dropped as a baby (hence her really huge forehead) Tina Turner and Madonna were selling out stadium and having hits….sit down remain seated and take a nap for the rest of your life.

      • Gurl Yesssss September 13, 2012

        he needs to commit suicide

      • Benron (King Of The Navy) September 14, 2012

        No Mc, I called Beyonce a Tina Turner Wannabe.

    • Common Sense September 13, 2012

      LOL Kelly is covering the song because her fans requested it, not because she thinks it’s “great.”

    • JohnVidal(RIP Whitney-truegreat) September 14, 2012

      Don´t you ever talk about Rock and Roll grandma in your entire life! Ever! I Rihanna stan have no room to talk about such greatness. Go and watch Tina Turner memorable concerts and learn something (my fave in Barcelona 1990). It´s all in youtube for you to get educated
      Rihanna´s music is not great, but even if it were it wouldn´t be thanks to her

      • Benron (King Of The Navy) September 14, 2012

        I wanst talkign about tina, I was talking about her wannabe beyonce.

  8. Benron (King Of The Navy) September 13, 2012

    Kelly’s last 2 singles were number one smashes, not to mention her album topped the charts. You’re rant makes no sense, Kelly is killing it, with everything but her recent single, which didnt evn do too bad, wrong as ever.

  9. Are You Serious? September 13, 2012

    Still not better than Jessie J’s version. That song should have been Jessie J’s to begin with. She puts feeling to it. Rihanna is a hack, but she is a successful one.

  10. JER September 13, 2012

    I’m sorry but that was a screeching mess. A song like “We Found Love” was a smash because the mellowness of the vocal contrasted with the grandiose of the production. Not every song needs to start out at a 10 and finish at 12 screaming in your ear. You scream queens that can only get off if BeYAWNce is growling, spitting, and squawking need to have all the seats.

    • Common Sense September 13, 2012

      The song was a success because of the production. Absolutely NOTHING special about the vocals. You could have cut/paste any other artist’s vocals have them auto-tuned and add the rest of the studio magic and it would have been a hit.

      • JER September 14, 2012

        b**** don’t try to tell me a damn thing




    • JohnVidal(RIP Whitney-truegreat) September 14, 2012

      The song was a hit cos it was the typical generic mess radio and drunk people in the club want to hear nowadays. Nothing is great about it

  11. theman September 14, 2012

    She did a great job, but the instrumental sounded sorta different. Rihanna’s tone does fit this song. It’s different. But Kelly can sang.

  12. Palesa September 14, 2012

    Why u doing this to Rihanna? She’s such humble n nice person. All ur comments r hating nxa!

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