Kelly Clarkson puts a soulful country spin on cover of 'Angel of the Morning' by The Pretenders

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Saturday, 29 January 2022, 9:27AM

When it comes to covers, Kelly Clarkson is truly heavenly.

Kicking off Friday's episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, the American Idol winner belted out a soulful cover of The Pretenders' 1995 rendition of 'Angel of the Morning.'

For her rendition, the 39-year-old singer showed off her country twang as she sang the soaring chorus, backed by her full band.

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The song, originally written by Chip Taylor in 1967, was recorded by many artists including Merrilee Rush, Dusty Springfield, Nina Simone, Olivia Newton-John, and, most famously, Juice Newton in 1981.

It's also appeared in more than a dozen films and TV shows, including Girl, Interrupted, Jerry Maguire, Modern Family, Charlie’s Angels, The Leftovers and Charlie Wilson’s War.