Kelly Clarkson performed a live rendition of Miley Cyrus’s ‘Wrecking Ball’ in a show in Indianapolis on Thursday night (July 30).
The singer was associated with just an electric guitar for the cover. Click above to see fan-recorded footage.
Clarkson currently is promoting her latest album ‘Piece by Piece’, which has been 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 became available 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 always that I was a large fan of these Jimmy Eat World album! We actually thought our song sounded like The Postal Service – that has been our big concern. I thought it was fantastic of Jimmy Eat World to state, ‘Hey, no harm, no foul.” There are only a great number of chords’.”
Clarkson has expressed her sorrow for Pharrell Williams, after a US court’s verdict in March that this ‘Blurred Lines’ single with Robin Thicke cheated Marvin Gaye’s 1977 single ‘Got To Give It Up’. The pair were ordered to cover $7.3m (£4.8m) to Gaye’s family pursuing the ruling with the US District Court in Los Angeles.
“I felt so harmful to Pharrell when he got sued – he’s a large fan of Marvin Gaye, therefore you know he didn’t mean to rip him off,” Clarkson told playboy magazine. “And he’s the sweetest guy ever. It sucks.”