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Kelly Clarkson sings 'These Arms of Mine' on Facebook Live following vocal rest

Kelly Clarkson has a secret! And she's devised a plan to help fans guess what it is.

The "American Idol" winner will perform one song every day this week in a Facebook Live mini-concert series recorded live from the singer's home. Each song — or the artist who first sang it — contains a clue about a big announcement she'll share on Friday.

"Instead of doing a boring press release, I thought it would be cool to do something my style to announce something," said a chatty Clarkson in Monday's video.

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The 34-year-old singer then made fun of her tendency to blurt out secrets — like when she announced she was "totally pregnant" onstage in August 2015. (Clarkson's son, Remy, was born eight months later.)

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Kelly Clarkson attends The iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party at Caesars Palace on May 30, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

So while it may be hard for her to keep a lid on things, Clarkson wanted to take advantage of Facebook's live option particularly after enjoying one recent video that went way, way viral.

"My favorite video this year so far was on Facebook Live. It was Chewbacca Lady! We could totally be friends," she said, laughing.

Always love playing in my home town - Thank you Dallas! #PieceByPieceTour

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Clarkson confessed she was both excited and jittery about singing live on Monday.

"I'm just really nervous because I haven't done anything in a while and I hope this doesn't suck," said the singer, who was forced to cancel the U.K. and Canadian legs of her "Piece By Piece" tour due to vocal strain.

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"And if it does, whatever, you can laugh at it," said Clarkson, whose daughter River Rose could be heard fussing upstairs.

Pre-show warm up with River! Thank you Wheatland!! #PieceByPieceTour

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In Monday's installment — the very first clue! — the star belted out a showstopping rendition of Otis Redding's soulful "These Arms of Mine," accompanied by her musical director Jason Halbert on piano.

Clarkson first fell in love with the song on the "Dirty Dancing" soundtrack, a favorite childhood album, she said. It also happens to be one of the many songs fans requested the singer perform live on tour. Now, after months of vocal rest, Clarkson was happy to finally deliver.

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Clarkson's challenge now? Not blowing her secret before Friday!

"So, hopefully I don't screw that up this week, and it works!" she said, laughing.

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