Grab a sweater, because Kelly Clarkson‘s latest Kellyoke cover is going to give you the chills.
The vocal powerhouse took on Sinead O’Connor‘s 1990 hit “Nothing Compares 2 U” on the Wednesday (April 14) episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show.
The performance kicked off with Clarkson on a darkened stage, the show’s title lit up behind her in blue. Accompanied only by a piano, the singer launched into the aching lyrics, the strength of her vocals adding to the powerful emotions.
“It’s been seven hours and 15 days/ Since you took your love away/ Since you’ve been gone I can do whatever I want/ I can see whomever I choose,” she began gently before she let her vocals soar on the anthem’s chorus. “But nothing, I said nothing can take away these blues/ Nothing compares/ Nothing compares to you.”
O’Connor’s take on Prince‘s song, the second single from her sophomore album I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got, brought the Irish performer worldwide acclaim. The song earned three Grammy nominations in 1990, and spent 21 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at No. 1 in April that year.
According to The Kelly Clarkson Show‘s Twitter account, model and actress Ruby Rose’s mother made the song request. Watch Clarkson’s cover of “Nothing Compares 2 U” below: