Katy Perry drops some truth after hearing Kelly Clarkson cover 'Wide Awake'

Clarkson performed the song as part of a Kellyoke segment of The Kelly Clarkson Show.
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Katy Perry and Kelly Clarkson might have several things in common, such as selling lots of records and winning awards, but perhaps the most important part is that both can sing wonderfully. Whether one is an avid listener of their music or not, such vocal talent has to be appreciated, right? But Clarkson also has a chance to have a bit of fun on her talk show with what is called Kellyoke.

Clarkson will choose a song to cover, but she doesn't just sing a snippet or two; she completely performs the track and does it in her own way. This is never meant to upstage the original musical artist, but Clarkson's covers are more of an homage. Still, Clarkson's voice is so pure that sometimes her Kellyoke moments stand out nearly as much as the original tune.

On a recent episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, the singer decided to cover Katy Perry's "Wide Awake," and the result was incredible. Clarkson slows down the song so that the strength of her voice shines through. The tempo allows the tension of the words to build. With just a piano and her voice, the song's power is unleashed.

Kelly Clarkson stuns Katy Perry while performing "Wide Awake"

The performance was posted on the show's Instagram with many comments obviously speaking about how beautiful the rendition was. The post also got the attention of Perry who commented on what Clarkson did with a simple and humble response: "ok dang I can never sing that again." (For the record, Perry does a pretty great job on the song as well, so she should keep signing it.)

This is not the first time that Clarkson has covered a Perry track on her show, though. She has previously performed "The One That Got Away" and "Roar." This may have been Clarkson's best homage to the pop star, however.

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