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Kelly Clarkson is turning one of her most popular Kelly Clarkson Show segments into an album.
The American Idol champ announced Wednesday that she will be releasing a 6-song EP that will feature full covers of some of the songs she performed on Kellyoke, her talk show’s opening segment in which she puts her own twists on handpicked songs from various genres.
“Music is in the DNA of everything I do, so when ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ started we knew it was the perfect way to kick off every episode,” Clarkson said in a press release for the recording that is simply titled Kellyoke. “Over 500 songs later, and we’re still not running out of amazing artists to pay tribute to. Picking just six was near-impossible, but these songs have been some of my favorites. Thanks for singing along with me y’all!”
The hit songs chosen for the EP are: “Blue Bayou,” a song made popular by Linda Ronstadt in 1977, The Weeknd’s 2018 single “Call Out My Name,” Billie Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever” from 2021, Whitney Houston’s 1992 hit “Queen of the Night” from The Bodyguard movie soundtrack, Shaed’s “Trampoline” from 2018, and Radiohead’s 1995 track “Fake Plastic Trees.”
Clarkson didn’t reveal how she chose the six lucky tracks that made the EP cut, but we’re crossing our fingers that another Kellyoke EP is in the future. Some of her most popular covers include ABBA’s “Dancing Queen,” “It Must Have Been Love” by Roxette, Harry Styles’ “Falling,” and “Any Man of Mine” by Shania Twain.