Kelly Clarkson honors Etta James with her cover of “I’d rather go blind”

The original American Idol, Kelly Clarkson, hit the stage at the legendary Radio City Music Hall this weekend. During her set, Kelly took a moment to honor the late Etta James, with a cover of James’ hit I’d rather go blind.

Kelly of course belted out the Etta classic, At Last, during her audition 11 years ago on American Idol. Kelly told the crowd she wanted to perform her “favorite Etta song” and began the song saying, “this if for you Etta.” James died on Friday after complications from leukemia. She was 73 years old.

Kelly can just flat-out sing….no question about it.