Blake Shelton made a cease on Kelly Clarkson‘s The Kelly Clarkson Present on Monday (Sept. 19), and earlier than the complete present aired, followers bought to see a sneak peek clip of the 2 artists’ impromptu on-camera duet.
It appeared that Shelton was planning to sing, as he introduced an acoustic guitar out to the stage with him, and he picked it up for a stripped-down, on-camera rendition of “Austin” — his smash hit debut from 2001. What he did not count on, nevertheless, is that Clarkson would soar in to sing the music with him.
“Are you gonna sing with me?!” Shelton requested earlier than the efficiency. “Perhaps!” Clarkson replied. “I’ve by no means heard you sing on this present, in order that’s cool,” Shelton deadpanned in response.
In fact, Clarkson sings rather a lot on her speak present: Most notably, she performs epic cowl songs as a part of the present’s “Kellyoke” phase, even together with one efficiency of a Shelton music, “Who Are You Once I’m Not Trying.”
As he launched into his “Austin” efficiency, Shelton dealt with the primary verse alone, with Clarkson leaping in to supply smooth vocal harmonies within the refrain. On the remaining line — “I nonetheless love you” — Shelton pointed to Clarkson and let her take it away solo, with the gang erupting into cheers as they concluded their efficiency.
“I do know Blake followers already know this, however you gotta take heed to the entire music, as a result of in that final refrain….it is so good, it is so good,” Clarkson informed the viewers, referring to the basic twist on the finish of Shelton’s hit music.
Along with being mutual followers and pals, Shelton and Clarkson have hung out teaching The Voice collectively. The brand new season of the present premiered Monday night time (Sept. 19), with Shelton as soon as once more within the choose’s chair, whereas Clarkson is sitting out this season to spend time along with her household.