We’ll be seeing a lot more of Kelly Clarkson when The voice returns for season 23. The superstar resumes his seat in the coach’s chair alongside Blake Shelton, Chance the Rapper and Niall Horan. This year, Kelly’s former stepmother, Reba McEntire, joins the show as a Megamentor. As we await the March 6 premiere, we’re always happy to check in with Kelly on her daily talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show.
Kelly mixed things up on a recent episode by inviting Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds to a special Songs & Stories segment. Kelly and the 63-year-old singer-songwriter-producer teamed up to perform several of his hits, including “Take a Bow,” “Water Runs Dry” and “Exhale (Shoop Shoop).”
Kelly revealed that Babyface wrote one of her first songs, “Thankful,” which appeared on her debut album in 2003. Sharing a video from the set, she said: “This is an incredible show. I love him so much, and the fact that he is so humble and such a legend is a lesson to us all.”
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