Kelly Clarkson Includes Harry Styles Cover in Career-Spanning Las Vegas Residency Set

The original ‘American Idol’ performed a 95-minute set.

Jackie Kolgraf
July 31, 2023

Photo by Denise Truscello/Getty Images for Caesars Entertainment

Kelly Clarkson kicked off her chemistry…an intimate night with Kelly Clarkson Las Vegas residency at the Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood over the weekend.

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The 95-minute show included some of her earliest and all-time biggest hits like “Behind These Hazel Eyes,” “My Life Would Suck Without You,” “Because of You,” “Miss Independent,” and “Since U Been Gone.”

From her newest album, Chemistry, she included six songs on the setlist: “favorite kind of high,” “i hate love,” “lighthouse,” “me,” “red flag collector,” and “mine.”

The original American Idol also performed “Medicine” for the first time since 2018 and “Can I Have a Kiss” for the first time since 2007.

Fans of The Kelly Clarkson Show know that no Kelly performance is complete without a few covers, and Kelly promised the audience “a little Kellyoke every night.” For the first residency show, she covered Gayle’s viral TikTok hit, “abcdefu,” as well as Harry Styles’ GRAMMY-nominated “As It Was.”

Kelly’s version of Gayle’s song also included these altered chorus lyrics:

F*** you and your dad and the fact that you got half
And my broken heart, turn that s*** into art
F*** you and your view from the valley I bought you
Everybody but your dogs, you can all f*** off

Addressing the troubling trend of concert-goers throwing things at performers, Kelly warned the Vegas crowd, “Whatever you do, don’t throw it at me, people. If you’re gonna throw s***, throw diamonds.”

chemistry…an intimate night with Kelly Clarkson continues throughout the month with eight more dates.