Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Kellyoke’ Features Doobie Brothers Vibes
Kelly Clarkson returned to The Kelly Clarkson Show on Tuesday with a cover of The Doobie Brothers’ “What a Fool Believes” (Oct. 18).
The talk show host, dressed in a high pony and a blue and cheetah print jumpsuit, sang, “What a fool believes/ He sees, no wise man has the power/ To reason away/ Oh, what appears to be/ Is always better than nothing/ And nothing at all/ What a fool believes.”
The soft rock classic, released as the lead single from The Doobie Brothers’ 1979 album Minute by Minute, earned the band their second and final No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, following 1974’s “Black Water.”
Clarkson welcomed Jessica Chastain as a guest during the show and spoke with the Oscar winner about her role as country legend Tammy Wynette in the upcoming biopic George and Tammy.
Given the American Idol winner’s love of music, the actress even joked during the interview that she was “nervous” to discuss the project with him. “It’s probably the most nerve-racking thing I’ve ever done… “Singing in the film gives me hives just talking about it,” Chastain said. “However, I drank a lot of bourbon and made it through.”
Clarkson’s recent “Kellyoke” choices have included duets with Sam Smith (“Breakaway”) and Dwayne Johnson (Loretta Lynn’s “Don’t Come Home a Drinkin'”), as well as solo renditions of Whitney Houston (“Queen of the Night”), Olivia Rodrigo (“Traitor”), Alec Benjamin (“Let Me Down Slowly” featuring Alessia Cara) and others.