Two vocal titans got here collectively on a current episode of the Kelly Clarkson Present, as present host Kelly Clarkson and star visitor Garth Brooks teamed up for an impromptu duet efficiency of Billy Joel’s 1976 basic, “New York State of Thoughts.”
The season premiere episode aired Monday, Sept. 12. Within the impromptu efficiency of the track, Brooks faucets into his inside vocal virtuoso, delivering jazzy vocal runs and prospers as he sings the opening strains to “New York State of Thoughts.”
Clarkson hops in with vocal assist, additionally cheering Brooks on and standing up alongside him as his efficiency of the track positive factors steam. The clip ends with the 2 stars sharing a hug, each smiling broadly.
The duet efficiency got here a propos of the twenty fifth anniversary of Brooks’ legendary Central Park live performance in 1997, the place he carried out “New York State of Thoughts” to a crowd of a million-strong followers. Brooks is a longtime Billy Joel fan, and he is gotten to carry out with the pop icon, too. In 2008, he was a particular visitor at one in all Joel’s sold-out 2008 Shea Stadium reveals, and the pair carried out “Shameless” — a track Brooks coated for his 1991 album, Ropin’ the Wind.
Brooks is at present within the midst of a set of legendary reveals of his personal. He is at present three reveals in to a five-stop run at Dublin’s Croke Park, with the ultimate two live shows in that set deliberate for Friday (Sept. 16) and Saturday (Sept. 17).
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