Kelly Clarkson knows what it takes to win a competition show — and now, she’s (kinda) hosting her own. On Tuesday, the singer announced she’s taking her talk show’s “Kellyoke” segment — where she covers her favorite songs, both old and new — on the road to welcome others to perform duets of her own songs.
Clarkson’s tour bus will make stops in New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Chicago — and also watch auditions submitted on TikTok with the hashtag #KellyokeSearch — to find the best singers to duet with her on the Kelly Clarkson Show.
“This summer we’re taking the Kelly Clarkson Show on the road to find some of the greatest voices across America,” Clarkson said in a video. “Come sing a virtual duet with me to one of my songs.”
Some of the best “virtual duets” may even be featured on Clarkson’s talk show, which just got renewed for a fourth season.
The fan-interactive version of the segment comes several weeks after Clarkson dropped an EP of covers from her Kellyoke segment earlier this year. The EP included her versions of Billie Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever,” Linda Ronstadt’s “Blue Bayou,” and The Weeknd’s “Call Out My Name.”
Kelly Clarkson Launches Nationwide ‘Kellyoke’ Search for Duet Partner
Tue, August 16, 2022 at 8:04 PM·1 min read
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The Kelly Clarkson Show is hitting the road to find Kelly Clarkson the perfect “Kellyoke” partner!
On Tuesday (Aug. 16), the show took to social media to announce its nationwide talent search with Clarkson spelling out the goal of the contest. “Hey, what’s up, America? Have you ever wanted to sing a duet with me? I thought so. Well, your chance is finally here,” she said in the Instagram video. “This summer we’re taking The Kelly Clarkson Show on the road to find some of the greatest voices across America and virtually on TikTok using the hashtag #KellyokeSearch.”
The Kellyoke Search Bus will make stops in New York City, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles from Aug. 21 to Sept. 7 for fans to belt out their very best renditions of “Since U Been Gone.” TikTok users can also start uploading their own duets of the song on Aug. 21 as well.
“We want to HEAR YOUR VOICES and your AUTHENTIC performances! Be UNIQUELY YOU!” the show promised in a statement on the official NBC website, adding that some of the best performances might even be featured on various episodes of the American Idol champ’s series.
Clarkson’s eponymous hit may be on hiatus until the fall, but she took home her third consecutive Daytime Emmy for outstanding entertainment talk show host in June, in addition to her second win for outstanding entertainment talk show. She also released her long-awaited Kellyoke EP that month, featuring covers of Billie Eilish (“Happier Than Ever”), The Weeknd (“Call Out My Name”), Linda Ronstadt (“Blue Bayou”) and more.