What do you get when you combine one of pop music’s best vocalists with one of country music’s best vocalists? Well, magic, of course. But magic doesn’t seem a big enough word to describe Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood’s collaboration of Trisha’s “Believe Me Baby (I Lied)” during the June 11th episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show.
Things do look different under quarantine, but that doesn’t mean they look bad. Instead of opening her daily talk show performing “Kellyoke” live with her band, Kelly has been singing with her band and an occasional special guest through video-conferencing. And while you might expect some technical difficulties or glitches with the entertainers being separated by so much distance, Kelly and Trisha’s performance was flawless.
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Kelly took the first verse, while Trisha picked up the second, but it was when they joined together on the chorus that the real sparks flew. With harmonies so lush and seamless, it seemed as if they had been singing together forever. And as much as viewers had to enjoy this special performance, it couldn’t compare to the excitement Kelly was feeling. Before the last note was silent, she was exclaiming, “I love you Trisha Yearwood. You are the greatest singer on this planet.”
“Believe Me Baby (I Lied)” was Trisha’s fourth number-one single and the first from the 1996 album, Everybody Knows.
This isn’t Kelly and Trisha’s first time to perform together. In fact, Kelly joined her pal on the title track for Trisha’s 2014 album, Prize Fighter. The pair also collaborated with Reba McEntire on “Softly and Tenderly” for Reba’s album, Sing It Now: Songs of Faith and Hope.
At this point, we’re needing a full album of Trisha and Kelly duets. Clarkwood Classics, perhaps?