The days of screaming at Kelly Clarkson to play “Stronger” are now over. The pop singer is taking fan requests via Twitter.
Fans have thus far persuaded her to cover Florence and the Machine’s “Shake it Out”, Rihanna’s “We Found Love,” and of course, Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”. Clarkson told a Tennessee newspaper that the experiment “cool” because it varies up her song selection.
The original American Idol winner isn’t the first person to take Twitter. Rock band My Morning Jacket has been using the service for its “Spontaneous Curation” series, and it’s long been a staple for Austin-based country singer Kelly Willis.
Clarkson has been taking requests since January, and she’s seen her covers create some viral buzz on YouTube as of late. Her rendition of “Call Me Maybe” has racked up more than 210,000 views, and her take on Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” is adorable to watch.
According to Topsy, a social analytics service, the #KCrequests hashtag has racked up more than 1,000 requests on Twitter. Fans have tweeted a wide genre of songs, from Jessie J’s “Domino” to Dixie Chicks’ hit “Not Ready to Make Nice.”
On YouTube, her most watched cover was of Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake,” which garnered 370,000 views. That cover has was one of the most positively received song with 3,000 likes and tons of comments praising her voice.
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