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Kelly Clarkson Covers Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off,’ Is Still Phenomenal [Watch]

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At a Saturday night’s (Oct. 25) concert in Buffalo, Kelly Clarkson brought out a cover that no one expected. The original ‘American Idol’ showed fans she’s a true Swiftie with her own version of Taylor Swift‘s ‘Shake It Off.’

“This is a church song, this is a soulful song,” she told the excited crowd jokingly. “This is one of my favorite songs that’s out right now. And you think you know it … but you don’t.”

Clarkson poked a little fun at herself before beginning the song, giggling and admitting that she couldn’t hear the correct key. Eventually, she laughed her way right into a soulful opening of the upbeat pop song, and it took fans a minute to realize what she was singing … but as soon as they did, they erupted with applause.

When the players started playing and the haters started hating, Clarkson stepped it up a notch, bringing her rendition of Swift’s song a little closer to the original. Clarkson added the riffs only she could pull off, impressing the crowd — and Swift herself. When the ‘Shake It Off’ singer got word of the performance, she tweeted her excitement:

But really, is there any song out there Kelly Clarkson wouldn’t ‘slay’?

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