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Kelly Clarkson Performs Intimate Rendition Of Paramore’s “The Only Exception”

Kelly Clarkson Paramore The Only Exception
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Kelly Clarkson, the multi-talented singer, and host of The Kelly Clarkson Show, has performed a heart-wrenching rendition of Paramore’s 2009 single “The Only Exception.” 

Clarkson’s powerful performance on her morning segment, Kellyoke, offered a stripped-back cover of the hit single accompanied by Jaco Caraco’s delicate, acoustic strumming to create an intimate and captivating soundscape. Clarkson’s interpretation of the 2009 release demonstrated her ability to capture the essence of the song’s original format while adding her own unique twist. Her vulnerable delivery conveyed the song’s message of heartache and hope, much like Hayley Williams’ original vocal performance.

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Similar to Williams, Clarkson starts her performance softly as she builds on her vocal range and soars through the track, hitting the song’s climatic bridge with escalated prowess, “I’ve got a tight grip on reality but I can’t/Let go of what’s in front of me here/I know you’re leaving in the morning when you wake up/Leave me with some kind of proof it’s not a dream/Whoa-oh-oh.” Clarkson continues her booming range as she leads into the final chorus before sweetly declaring, “the only exception.”

You can check out Kelly Clarkson’s rendition of Paramore’s “The Only Exception” below.

More on Paramore

Paramore is currently on tour in support of their new studio album, This Is Why. Earlier this week, the group wrapped up a 7-show stretch overseas and will continue their tour in the States in May. You can check out the full list of remaining tour dates below and pick up tickets here.

Tour Dates:

  • May 23 Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center *x
  • May 25 Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena *x
  • May 27 Atlantic City, NJ @ Adjacent Music Festival
  • May 30 New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden *x
  • June 2 Washington, D.C. @ Capital One Arena *x
  • June 4 Cleveland, OH @ Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse *x
  • June 5 Indianapolis, IN @ Gainbridge Fieldhouse *x
  • June 7 Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena *x
  • June 8 Toronto, Ontario @ Scotiabank Arena *x
  • June 10 Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center *x
  • June 11 Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paint Arena *x
  • June 13 Orlando, FL @ Amway Center *x
  • June 14 Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Live *x
  • July 6 New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center ^+
  • July 8 Fort Worth, TX @ Dickies Arena ^+
  • July 9 Austin, TX @ Moody Center ^+
  • July 11 Houston, TX @ Toyota Center ^+
  • July 13 Denver, CO @ Ball Arena ^+
  • July 16 San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena +
  • July 19 Los Angeles, CA @ Kia Forum + 
  • July 22 San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center +
  • July 24 Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena ^+
  • July 25 Portland, OR @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum ^+
  • July 27 Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Arena ^+
  • July 29 Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center ^+
  • July 30 St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center ^+
  • Aug. 2 Saint Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center ^+

* with Bloc Party
+ with Foals
^ with The Linda Lindas
x with Genesis Owusu

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