On Thursday’s episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, the singer and host performed an emotional cover of “It’s Quiet Uptown” from the Broadway smash hit Hamilton. Kelly Clarkson was virtually joined by band members for her performance during her show’s segment, Kellyoke.
Kelly got emotional while singing about forgiveness as she goes through her own divorce. Clarkson filed for divorce from Brandon Blackstock on June 4, citing irreconcilable differences. Their separation date is yet to be decided. The pair, who were married for nearly 7 years before the split, share 2 kids. Daughter River Rose, who turned 6 earlier this month, and son Remington Alexander, 4. Blackstock is also father to son Seth, 13, and daughter Savannah, 18, from a previous marriage.
Clarkson’s history with “It’s Quiet Uptown”
It is the singer’s tradition to perform a different cover song on each episode. However, this song was special as it goes way back. Kelly previously covered the song for The Hamilton Mixtape album, a 2016 album. The Hamilton Mixtape features Nas, Aloe Blacc, Usher, Sia, Alicia Keys, Jill Scott, John Legend, Wiz Khalifa and Chance the Rapper.
The filmed version of Hamilton stage show, which features the original Broadway cast, will premiere Friday on Disney+. Filmed at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theater in June 2016, the Tony award winning musical features creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, as Hamilton.
Hamilton cast members join the show
Kelly Clarkson helped promote the upcoming streaming event by inviting the original Hamilton cast members to her show on Thursday. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr, Phillipa Soo, Daveed Diggs, Christopher Jackson and Okieriete Onaodowan joined the singer.
The singer grilled the cast on backstage secrets. One of which being, who was most likely to curse on stage if they messed up a line.Which turned out to be Jackson, but never on stage. Kelly even found out who’s in charge of getting the dance party started backstage. Renée Elise Goldsberry and Onaodowan were responsible for the same. However, Odom hosted the intermission dance party on the last show day of the week. The cast also spilled that they’d do shots out of the Grammy Award they won for Best Musical Theater Album, at post show after parties.
Kelly’s Emmy Award Win
Clarkson’s performance comes just days after she picked up a Daytime Emmy Award. She won the award for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host. Since the Emmy’s were virtual this year, Clarkson tweeted out the news to her fans.
‘OH MY GOSH!!!!!! What is happening?!!!! This is amazing!!! Thank y’all so much!!! And a MAJOR thank you to my entire crew that really is the reason I won!!! I can’t wait to celebrate with our whole crew when humans can congregate again!! This calls for a PARTY!!!!’ Clarkson said.
She also surprised fans by thanking her estranged husband Brandon Blackstock. “I could never have achieved this without my #hometeam,” wrote the singer. “THANK YOU for taking such great care of my babies when I can’t. Thank you so much to @BBlackstock for believing in me & convincing me to do @KellyClarksonTV show. And @lifeofT for being the greatest friend/assistant,’ she concluded.
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