Kelly Clarkson Covers Brandi Carlile’s ‘The Joke’ In Detroit


Pop star Kelly Clarkson brought her Meaning Of Life tour to Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on Thursday night. Clarkson honored recent Grammy winner Brandi Carlile with an emotional cover of “The Joke.”

Kelly’s version of “The Joke” came halfway through her set. Clarkson introduced the song by talking about her love for Carlile. “She’s so inspiring, talented and just an amazing human being,” Kelly said before noting she’s been covering Brandi’s songs for years. The first American Idol mentioned Brandi did an amazing job with the song at the Grammys and that she hopes she does Carlile’s tune justice. Watch Kelly Clarkson perform “The Joke” in Detroit on Thursday night thanks to pro-shot video shared by Matas Kuklys:


Kelly Clarkson at Little Caesars Arena

  • A Moment Like This  
  • Meaning of Life
  • Walk Away
  • Love So Soft
  • Whole Lotta Woman
  • Behind These Hazel Eyes
  • Breakaway
  • Piece by Piece
  • Because of You / Just Missed the Train / Beautiful Disaster / Sober / Good Goes the Bye / Would You Call That Love
  • A Minute and a Glass of Wine
  • The Joke  
  • Run Run Run  
  • Move You
  • My Life Would Suck Without You
  • Heat
  • Heartbeat Song
  • Miss Independent  
  • It's Quiet Uptown  
  • Never Enough  
  • Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)
  • Since U Been Gone

Tour Dates for
Kelly Clarkson

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