Kelly Clarkson graced the stage on Tuesday for her renowned “Kellyoke” segment, even shedding a few emotional tears as she delivered her own heartfelt rendition of Olivia Rodrigo’s hit single, “Vampire.” With a mysterious figure at the piano, who could easily be mistaken for Uncle Fester, Clarkson poured her soul into the song’s radio-friendly lyrics: “The way you sold me for parts as you sunk your teeth into me/Bloodsucker, dream crusher/ Bleeding me dry, like a damn vampire.”
In a June interview with Rolling Stone, the talented singer-songwriter Rodrigo shared the inspiration behind the song. She recalled sitting down at the piano, playing chords that evoked a gothic atmosphere.
Rodrigo explained, “I think there’s a lot of vampire lore to be played with, like ‘You only come out at night’ and stuff like that. There’s a lot of fun songwriting fodder in there.” She further added, “I think it reflects the journey that I was going through and the anger that gets pent up in an experience like the one that the song’s about.”
Recently, “The Kelly Clarkson Show” returned for its fifth season, kicking things off with a powerful cover of Christina Aguilera’s “Fighter.” During an interview with USA Today earlier this month, Clarkson opened up about her decision to leave “The Voice” after nine seasons, citing personal struggles as the catalyst for her departure.
She also expressed her excitement for the upcoming season of her talk show, stating, “That move was very needed. I think the thing I’m most excited about with season 5, on a selfish level, is just showing up to work smiling and actually meaning it. That’s a beautiful gift that you don’t realize until you’re out of it.” Kelly Clarkson’s passionate performances and candid reflections continue to captivate audiences, making her a beloved figure in the world of entertainment.