Kelly Clarkson Covers ‘Love, You Didn’t Do Right By Me’: Watch – Billboard
Written by GRB on 03/11/2023
The American Idol alum, who earlier this week sank her teeth into a cover of Olivia Rodrigo’s “Vampire,” swapped the spooky vibes for something much lighter and jazzier, delivering her unique take on Rosemary Clooney’s 1954 track “Love—You Didn’t Do Right by Me” on Friday (Nov. 3).
Her band Y’all — which included a pianist, drummer, cellist and bass guitarist this time around — followed Clarkson’s vocals with ease as she hit the track’s soaring high notes and gave special attention during moments that put her stunning vibrato on display.
“Love you didn’t do right by me/ I’m back on the shelf and I’m blaming myself but it’s you/ My one love affair didn’t get anywhere from the start/ To send me a Joe who had winter and snow in his heart wasn’t smart/ Love You didn’t do right by me/ As they say in the song…you done me wrong,” she delicately sang on the chorus of the track.
The song was written by Irving Berlin for the 1954 American musical film White Christmas and was performed by Clooney in the holiday movie. The Christmas classic was directed by Michael Curtiz and starred Bing Crosby, who contributed the title song to the soundtrack.
Clarkson’s latest Kellyoke serves as a warm-up for her next gig as host and performer at NBC’s annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center telecast. The program is slated to air on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC and will stream on Peacock.
Watch Clarkson’s latest Kellyoke cover in the video above.