Kelly Clarkson reveals the one song she's afraid to cover (and it's a big one)

The singer shared there's one cover she won't be singing anytime soon

Kelly Clarkson performs during the 2020 Billboard Music Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA.
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It's hard to imagine our favorite singers being nervous to belt out a hit song, but, like us, they experience nervous jitters too. Kelly Clarkson proved this true after sharing the one popular song she's afraid to cover. 

During an episode of The Voice, the singer admitted that there's one song she's timid to sing.

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It was during a talk with her celebrity advisor, singer Luis Fonsi, where she revealed that one of his songs really intimidates her.

“I just realized something. You have the one song in history I’m afraid to cover: Despacito,” shared Kelly.

Luis couldn't help but encourage her to face her fears and belt out the song.

"Come on, you have to cover it now!” he said.

His words of encouragement were not enough to ease the fears Kelly had, though.

“No, no, no. I have practiced so hard ‘cause I love singing in Spanish as well, or in just different languages," she replied.

With that, Luis was understanding and admitted that the song was a bit of a tongue-twister.

“It is a lot of lyrics. It is wordy for me,” he said.

But Kelly did take a moment to show her admiration for Luis and his vocal abilities.

“It’s like the biggest song of all time. You’re kind of like, ‘You know what? I’m gonna leave, I’m gonna leave that alone,’” she said.

Luis Fonsi is seen during Telemundo's "La Voz" season 2 finale at Cisneros Studios on August 16, 2020 in Miami, Florida.

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Kelly Clarkson's singing originally got her start on American Idol, where she covered various artists' songs, including powerhouse Aretha Franklin.

Now that her career has soared, she has continued to cover songs and can be seen doing so on her talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show. During her segment titled Kellyoke, she's performed covers including Adele's Water Under The Bridge, Who's Lovin' You by The Jackson 5, and She's Got You by Patsy Cline.

Rylee Johnston

Rylee is a U.S. news writer who previously worked for woman&home and My Imperfect Life covering lifestyle, celebrity, and fashion news. Before joining woman&home and My Imperfect Life, Rylee studied journalism at Hofstra University where she explored her interests in world politics and magazine writing. From there, she dabbled in freelance writing covering fashion and beauty e-commerce for outlets such as the TODAY show, American Spa Magazine, First for Women, and Woman’s World.