Kelly Clarkson covers Taylor Swift LGBT anthem for Pride month

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Newly-single Kelly Clarkson covers Taylor Swift LGBT anthem You Need To Calm Down for Pride month

Kelly Clarkson chose a themed song for her Kellyoke selection this Monday as the last week of Pride month began.

The 38-year-old covered You Need To Calm Down, the LGTBQ anthem Taylor Swift released last summer.

She was joined by a backup singer and a band, all of whom made their musical contributions remotely from home.

Songbird: Kelly Clarkson chose a themed song for her Kellyoke selection this Monday as the last week of Pride month began

Songbird: Kelly Clarkson chose a themed song for her Kellyoke selection this Monday as the last week of Pride month began

The American Idol winner belted out the number against a rainbow backdrop, complete with animated lyrics appearing on the screen.

At one point when she sang the line: ‘We all got crowns,’ a little cartoon crown materialized on the top of her head.

The footage of her singing was interspersed with pictures of happy attendees of Pride parades, as well as same-sex couples getting affectionate.

Kellyoke is a segment of the singer’s new chat show, for which she won a Daytime Emmy Award during the virtual ceremony last Friday.

Making her voice heard: The 38-year-old covered You Need To Calm Down, the gay anthem Taylor Swift released last summer

Making her voice heard: The 38-year-old covered You Need To Calm Down, the gay anthem Taylor Swift released last summer

Socially distant: She was joined by a backup singer and a band, all of whom made their musical contributions remotely from home

Socially distant: She was joined by a backup singer and a band, all of whom made their musical contributions remotely from home

‘You know, my mom was a teacher,’ she said, quipping: ‘that’s not always the greatest thing for a kid who’s always getting in trouble for talking to much.’

She dished that she ‘got a lot of talking-tos but look, Mom, it paid off, and we’re winners right now so talking got me to winning.’

Kelly said that her show highlights ‘real people making real change – on the show we call them good neighbors and rad humans but really they’re the helpers.’

'Too Loud': The American Idol winner belted out the number against a rainbow backdrop, complete with animated lyrics appearing on the screen

 ‘Too Loud’: The American Idol winner belted out the number against a rainbow backdrop, complete with animated lyrics appearing on the screen

Singing up a storm: At one point when she sang the line: 'We all got crowns,' a little cartoon crown materialized on the top of her head

Singing up a storm: At one point when she sang the line: ‘We all got crowns,’ a little cartoon crown materialized on the top of her head

The American Idol winner was referring to the Mr. Rogers quote: ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’

While celebrating her victory on Twitter she also warmly offered her gratitude to her estranged husband Brandon Blackstock.

She said ‘Thank you so much’ to her ex ‘for believing in me & convincing me to do @KellyClarksonTV show,’ and also showered praise on her assistant Tricia Farrow.

Kelly filed for divorce on June 4 and requested joint custody of their children River, six, and Remington, four, according to Entertainment Tonight

Look of love: The footage of her singing was interspersed with pictures of happy attendees of Pride parades, as well as same-sex couples getting affectionate

Look of love: The footage of her singing was interspersed with pictures of happy attendees of Pride parades, as well as same-sex couples getting…



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