Kelly Clarkson performed a live rendition of Miley Cyrus‘s ‘Wrecking Ball’ during a show in Indianapolis on Thursday night (July 30).
The singer was accompanied by just an acoustic guitar for the cover. Click above to watch fan-recorded footage.
Clarkson is currently promoting her latest album ‘Piece by Piece’, which was released in February. The LP includes the track ‘Heartbeat Song’, which caused a stir when listeners noted similarities between it and Jimmy Eats World’s ‘The Middle’, which came out in 2011.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, Clarkson said: “I didn’t write the song, I just sang it. But I didn’t catch that. Nobody behind the scenes did. What’s funny is that I was a huge fan of that Jimmy Eat World album! We actually thought our song sounded like The Postal Service – that was our big concern. I thought it was really cool of Jimmy Eat World to say, ‘Hey, no harm, no foul.” There are only so many chords’.”
Clarkson has also expressed her sorrow for Pharrell Williams, following a US court’s verdict in March that the ‘Blurred Lines’ single with Robin Thicke ripped off Marvin Gaye’s 1977 single ‘Got To Give It Up’. The pair were ordered to pay $7.3m (£4.8m) to Gaye’s family following the ruling at the US District Court in Los Angeles.
“I felt so bad for Pharrell when he got sued – he’s a huge fan of Marvin Gaye, and you know he didn’t mean to rip him off,” Clarkson told the magazine. “And he’s the sweetest guy ever. It sucks.”