On Friday (Nov 13) Kelly Clarkson dropped a Christmas cover, “All I Want for Christmas is You.” NO, it’s not the Mariah Carey song. The American Idol OG winner shared a cover of the Vince Vance & the Valiants’ 1989 country classic on Atlantic records that goes by the same name.
The release marks the second holiday song from The Voice coach this year, following her new original Christmas duet “Under The Mistletoe” with country singer-songwriter Brett Eldredge.
“I have been singing Vince Vance & the Valiants’ song ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ since I was a little kid,” said Kelly in a statement. “I always loved that it’s a ballad but the woman always sounded so rock n’ roll with her raspy tone on the big notes. It has an old school vibe and is a little pop, country, and rock n’ roll.”
Last month, Kelly hosted the Billboard Music Awards for a third consecutive year and resumed her role as three-time champion coach on NBC’s The Voice (to which she returned a sixth time for the show’s current 19th season). She also kicked off the second season of NBC’s The Kelly Clarkson Show following a blockbuster 2019 inaugural season that marked the highest rated daytime debut in seven years, in addition to earning three Daytime Emmy Awards (including “Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host”), a People’s Choice Award nomination for “Daytime Talk Show of 2020,” and a Critics’ Choice Television Award nomination for “Best Talk Show.”
Listen to Kelly Clarkson’s new Christmas cover “All I Want for Christmas is You”