This is what happens when you put Ben Platt and Kelly Clarkson’s angelic voices together on stage. Pure magic, that’s what. During The Kelly Clarkson Show on Tuesday, the two singers joined together for a gorgeous rendition of Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love”.
While Clarkson hits all the right notes at the beginning of the song, we couldn’t help but get chills all the way up to our arm as soon as Platt opened his mouth to sing. Even Clarkson couldn’t help but sing during his performance. I only feel that the clip is way too short.
Ben Platt joined Kelly Clarkson for a duet of Bob Dylan’s 1997 track “Make You Feel My Love” on The Kelly Clarkson Show. The pair took on an original arrangement of the song, which comes off Dylan’s album Time Out of Mind, and the performance marked the first time the pair have sung together.
In the clip, Clarkson kicks things off with the opening lines while Platt follows on the second verse. Both give the track an emotional performance, transforming the folk-rock number into an epic Broadway ballad.
Platt also sat down with Clarkson to discuss their love of Meryl Streep and how the actress came to see Platt performing in Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway.
Clarkson has made musical performances a regular inclusion in her new talk show, often taking on pop hits as selected by her audience. She’s recently covered Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball,” Lizzo’s “Juice” and Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance,” among other fan favorites.
She also recently reunited with her American Idol judges — Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson — on the talk show, where Cowell credited Clarkson with the show’s success. He said: I actually, genuinely do not believe we would be sitting here today if you hadn’t entered the show that year.