The Kelly Clarkson media blitz continues — although we weren’t expecting this.
Clarkson and singer Josh Groban are getting online buzz for their duet of All I Ask of You, a song from The Phantom of the Opera. The song, which will appear on Groban’s upcoming theater-centric album Stages (due April 28) shows a different side of Clarkson, who matches up well with the semi-operatic Groban (and she has hinted at wanting to do Broadway — specifically, the lead in Funny Girl, should a revival come along).
Singer-actress Audra McDonald and trumpeter Chris Botti join Groban on other cuts on the album, which includes standards (Try to Remember from The Fantasticks, Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz), as well as songs from Les Miserables, Carousel, Chess and others. For a full track list, go here.
Check out the duet below.
Clarkson also graces the cover of the May issue of Redbook, again with infant daughter River Rose, whom she posed with on the March 9 cover of People. In a preview of the Redbook story (the issue hits newsstands April 21), Clarkson talks about her marriage to talent manager Brandon Blackstock and, again, about criticism of her weight.
Part of The Year in Kelly Clarkson has included “fat-shaming” remarks from “ British TV personality Katie Hopkins, known as “The Most-Hated Woman in Britain,” and from Fox News anchor Chris Wallace and Dallas-based radio talk-show host Mike Gallagher, both of whom apologized for their comments.
Clarkson has also released an album, Piece by Piece; announced a summer tour that will feature fellow DFW-rooted act Pentatonix; done a dynamite version of Tracy Chapman’s Give Me One Reason; and launched a greeting-card line. Wonder when she found time to sing with Groban.