She left the chorus up to her trio of background singers while she wailed throughout her bluesy tribute to Turner’s 1960 debut single alongside then-husband Ike. The moody pink and purple polka-dot light panels behind her complemented Clarkson’s colorful floral dress. “And listen, he’s got me smiling when I should be ashamed/ Got me laughin’ when my heart is in pain/ Oh no, I must be a fool/ ‘Cause I’ll do anything he wants me to, now how come?” she cries within the first verse.
Clarkson’s cover of a Tina Turner classic comes in the same week The Voice contestant and Team Kelly member Desz covered Turner’s 1984 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” during the singing competition series’ Live top 17 performance.
Watch her “Kellyoke” version of Tina Turner’s “A Fool in Love” below.