Blame it on her confidence! Kelly Clarkson opened Monday’s (Jan. 13) episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show with a swaggering cover of Bruno Mars’ “Finesse.”
Wearing a flowing leopard-print dress, the talk show host was joined for the performance by a number of back-up dancers planted throughout the audience. “Oooh, don’t we look good together?/ There’s a reason why they watch all night long/ Yeah, know we’ll turn heads forever/ So tonight I’m gonna show you off,” Clarkson belted before a middle-aged dancer emerged from the crowd and proceeded to launch into an impressive series of bops, spins and body rolls.
The OG American Idol champ’s take on Mars’ 2016 hit with Cardi B was far from the first time she’s made a song by the R&B crooner her own. Back in November, she kicked off an episode of her eponymous talk show with a fiery rendition of his smash 2014 Mark Ronson collab “Uptown Funk.”
Check out Clarkson’s funky cover of “Finesse” below.