Kelly Clarkson legally owns every single song she covers. As part of her daytime talk show, the American Idol icon opens with a cover of a popular pop song, modern or throwback. Her version of Billie Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever” morphs into something so far removed from the original that it feels totally a Clarkson original. Rock guitars wind and snap in the arrangement before imploding into a rhythmic clash of epic proportions. “Don’t try to make me feel back,” sings Clarkson with an unholy growl. And you bow down in her presence. You just do.
Listen to “Happier Than Ever” below.