Kelly Clarkson covers another Whitney Houston classic and (of course) she nails it

The talk show host and singing sensation has covered some of our favorites from pop, country and R&B superstars. Check out her best performances so far.
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By Alexander Kacala

We're loving Kelly Clarkson's talk show, "The Kelly Clarkson Show," and one of the best parts is that in every episode, the "American Idol" winner comes out singing a song.

Already well known for featuring the tunes of others during her live shows, Clarkson opens her television show with a song picked by that day's studio audience. The segment, titled "Kellyoke," features her amazing vocals paired with some of our favorite songs — a recipe that is simply heaven to our ears.

Lots of fans agree, with one writing on YouTube, "She's the only one who can do any cover and you know for sure she cannot mess it up, doing these classics much more than justice."

For her latest performance, Clarkson tackled yet another Whitney Houston classic, "I'm Every Woman." The female empowerment track was first recorded by Chaka Khan in 1978 and made popular again by Houston in 1993 with her version.

Clarkson is the latest diva to lend her powerhouse vocals to the song, and we are thankful!

That's the newest cover to get Clarkson's audience up and clapping. From Lizzo to Madonna, here are nine more of her covers we just can't stop listening to — in no particular order, of course.

1. "Neon Moon" (Brooks & Dunn cover)

She had a very special star-studded edition of "Kellyoke" where her co-stars from "The Voice" came out and joined her for a performance of "Neon Moon." Fellow judges Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, John Legend and "The Voice" host Carson Daly nailed a cover of the song that Brooks & Dunn originally released in 1992, but re-recorded earlier this year with the help of country-pop star Kacey Musgraves.

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2. "You and I" (Lady Gaga cover)

Another tune with some country twang, Clarkson made us very happy with her version of this Lady Gaga classic. She totally shredded it, and made it entirely her own.

3. "Stay With Me" (Sam Smith cover)

This soulful rendition of Sam Smith's ballad seriously took us to church... gospel choir and all.

4. "Alone" (Heart cover)

Her powerful vocals are the perfect match for Heart's emotional ballad "Alone."

5. "Uptown Funk" (Bruno Mars cover)

Clarkson had the crowd clapping and dancing with her electric take on Bruno Mars' 2014 hit single. She served up plenty of energy and soul as she belted out the verses and added her own epic vocal runs to the chorus.

6. "What About Us" (Pink cover)

The host, who's long admired Pink both personally and professionally, delivered a version of the singer-songwriter's dance-club ballad that started out slow and soft, and then built up to a bold, belt-out-loud performance.

7. "Sugar" (Maroon 5 cover)

She did her former fellow "Voice" coach, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, proud with a version of his band's dance track that had her audience on their feet and moving to the music.

8. "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" (Whitney Houston cover)

She crushed a cover of Whitney Houston's energetic track "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" that made the audience leap to their feet with jubilation and moxie.

9. "Think" (Aretha Franklin cover)

Clarkson covered a whole lot of Aretha during her time on "American Idol," so we're not surprised she served us one of the late diva's greatest anthems of all time. When she belts "freedom" ... chills!

Ree Hines contributed to this article.