With her latest rendition of Lady Gaga’s breakout song from 2008, “Poker Face,” Kelly Clarkson shown once again that she is capable of singing any genre.
During the episode of “Kellyoke” that aired on February 19, the singer, who is 38 years old, treated viewers to a rocked-up rendition of a pop classic.
The opening lyric of the song is, “I want to hold ’em as they do in Texas, please,” and it is a request. Clarkson, who was born and raised in Fort Worth, showed some personality in her rendition of the Lady Gaga song.
Clarkson’s band pumped up the volume of the performance with some intense guitar playing, which worked well with her high-energy interpretation.
The stage, which was lighted up in a blaze of flashing green and pink lights, also fit the rockish feel that was going on throughout the performance.
After about one minute has passed since the beginning of the song, Clarkson raises the intensity of the performance by raising the volume of her voice during the chorus. As is customary, the audience was quite impressed with her cover.
“Poker Face” is Lady Gaga’s second single from her first studio album “The Fame,” which was released in 2008.
Following the success of her last chart-topping single “Just Dance,” the song was able to go to the top of the Billboard Hot 100.
Clarkson has covered Lady Gaga in the past, so this is not the first time she has done so. She gave a performance in 2019 of the song “Shallow,” which was co-written by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper and featured in their film “A Star Is Born.” The song won several awards.