Kelly Clarkson Covers Coldplay “Princess of China” for BBC1 (VIDEO)

Kelly Clarkson is busy promoting her Stronger CD in London.  Another country means a striking new blonde do for the original flavah Idol!  After you’re  finished admiring her new lighter shade, check out the gorgeous cover of Coldplay’s “Princess of China” she performed for BBC1 Radio.

Kelly never fails to freak me out with her awesome covers.

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  • Loretta

    Kelly looks amazing!  Good for her.  Like Princess of China too.
    What a voice.

  • Valentin432

    Loved the cover, not sure about the look. I liked the blonde hair during the Breakaway era so maybee I just need some other photos to have a better idea.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I like the lighter shade of hair for a change. Kelly’s cover of “Princess of China” is amazing!

    Kelly also sang a great acoustic version of “Darkside” at the same station (BBC Radio 1):

    Plus, here’s her interview:

  • windmills

    First time I’ve liked this song so great job, Kelly!

    Hair color? Eh, it’ll be different soon enough ;) I like the strawberry-blondishness of it in theory though.

  • Landon Cox

    Bow down to the Queen of Covers!

  • heartly

    LOVE the cover. Love her band. In like with the hair.  haha  Looks like it might be a transitional color at the moment.  Like I said in the headlines thread, wish I had the guts to make as drastic hair color changes as often as she does.  I’m actually a little surprised she did it right now since she’s in the middle of the tv show but she always seems to do these things on her own timetable.  lol

  • Jenna

    Flawless cover <3 I've actually been wanting Kelly to go back to a lighter shade of blonde for a while now but seeing it I'm not as excited as I thought I'd be haha. I need to see more pictures though, it'll probably grow on me.

  • Anonymous

    There is NO ONE that can reinvent a song like this woman can. Once again, I’m in utter awe of her natural abilities. Unparallelled talent on display here, friends.

  • Pam

    Thanks a bunch for the interview and the acoustic “Darkside” performance and thanks mj for the Coldplay cover.  That was amazing.  For the most part, I think I enjoy the Coldplay covers more than the originals.  haha

    Kelly can sing basically anything. She’s amazing! I kind of like the new do. :)

  • Anonymous

    BBC DJ:  Would you consider doing a duet with Adele?
    KC:  OMG yes.  I’ve been stalking her for three years!

    1) LOL.
    2) Please, universe, make this happen.

  • Van

    That was awesome! 

  • David Facenfield

    have enjoyed many of Kelly’s covers, but have to say I found that a quite dull interpretation, for me the song doesn’t suit her voice – IMHO

  • Anonymous

    love, love, love it! I have been hoping Jessica and Colton would cover this on Tour but gosh dang this acoustic is perfect!

  • Van

    Kelly was also a guest on The One Show. She didn’t sing, just an interview.

  • Anonymous

    The Queen prevails again, just amazing.

  • Miz

    That was beautiful. I’d like Kelly to sing more songs like this.

    I’m not a fan of her with blonde hair. Blonde highlights would be fine, though.

  • heartly

    The One Show, the show with quite possibly the most awkward segues between topics.  Made for some great expressions from a very tired Kelly though.  LOL

  • Anonymous

    Loved both songs. Kelly can do no wrong. She’s the best there is in Pop music, that’s all there is to it.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not a fan of the blonde hair.  TBH, it makes her look a lot like Katy Perry which in my book is not a good thing.  She looks less organically real and more synthetic pop – which is something she might be wanting.  It just happens to be something that I’m not the least bit interested in.  I’ve always liked the part about Kelly that is full of realness and authenticity.

  • Anonymous

    For the record, Katy Perry currently has purple hair.

    From what I can tell, Clarkson’s natural hair color is a light golden brown so this is actually closer to her base color than some of her brunette looks.

    Technically, it’s not “real” or “authentic” to inscribe ink onto one’s body but I rather doubt most people would say that her tattoos are synthetic pop.  (I certainly wouldn’t.)

    It’s hair.  She made a change.  People do it every day.  It doesn’t make them “less real” than any of the millions of people who accept common Western standards of grooming.

  • heartly

    Not to mention she changes her hair ALL.THE.TIME.  If you don’t like this style, wait a few months and it’ll be different.  Here’s a humorous timeline that includes most, but not all, of her differing hair choices since she was on Idol to today.

  • Van

    Kelly was born a blonde, lol. Here’s a couple pictures of her as a kid.
    It’s gotten darker with age, it’s more of what they call “dishwater” blond. Which is dark blond with some golden blond and brown. 

  • Anonymous

    Kelly looks cute. Nice cover.

  • Leah Hoffman

    She is SO incredible. I wish she’d come out with music that was like this.

  • RustySax

    Speechless. . .

  • Van

    The station uploaded the video of this.

  • judes

    Thanks fuzzywuzzy for the links to Kelly singing & the radio interview.  She sounds great. Love the link showing all her different hairstyles -amazing. Sounds like she’s well loved in the UK-just like she is here in Australia!