Our Life Would Suck Without Kelly Clarkson

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 28, 2009 7:00PM

She covered The Black Keys, The White Stripes, The Kings Of Leon, Alanis Morrisette, and Patsy Cline. She called the industry types at her record label "a bunch of assholes." When her voice cracked she used it as proof she didn't lip sync her act. Through 90 minutes at Rosemont Theatre Kelly Carkson reminded us why we love her; of all the pop divas she truly is the one we could sit down and have a beer with. And sing drunken karaoke with.

Clarkson delivered material from throughout her catalog, depending heavily on the hits -- and she played all the big singles -- but also trotting out lesser played songs like "Sober," recently added to the setlist from the mostly overlooked My December. Clarkson used the more intimate space at the Rosemont Theatre to her advantage, delivering bracingly honest chatter between songs and doing her best to connect with the all her fans, whether they were seated in the VIP section just in front of the stage or the furthest row in the back of the balcony. Clarkson's appeal lies in the combination of her otherworldly pipes delivering on the promise of an amazing voice and her honest-to-god "I'm just like you" charm.

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