The inaugural American Idol winner played with the famous falsetto bridge originally sung by Aerosmith frontman and former American Idol judge Steven Tyler, belting out a sustained high note in place of a repeated melodic bend.
Clarkson smashed the 1973 hit song out of the park, closing to rapturous applause from her in-house audience.
Watch Clarkson’s rendition below:
It’s not the first time Clarkson has added her touch to a famous song. Last year, the ‘Since You’ve Been Gone’ singer made the news for her controversial cover of the Christmas classic ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ with John Legend. She received criticism for altering the song’s lyrics to reflect the #MeToo movement.
Upon the release of Legend and Clarkson’s version, the daughter of original singer Dean Martin, Deena, hit back saying the alterations “absolutely” offended her.
Clarkson’s last studio albums were ‘Meaning of Life’, released in 2017, and its predecessor, 2015’s ‘Piece By Piece’.