Taylor Swift Praises Kelly Clarkson’s Jazzy “Shake it Off” Cover

Taylor Swift is on the minds of virtually everyone within the music community right now. Even those of other artists.

The latest to get in on the Taylor Swift action is Kelly Clarkson, who performed the singer-songwriter’s “Shake it Off” at a concert in Buffalo this weekend.

The performance has drawn raves from many viewers; that list of impressed observers includes Taylor Swift.

“Watching Kelly Clarkson SLAY “Shake It Off” is an excellent way to celebrate 26 HOURS TIL 1989,” Tweeted Swift in conjunction with an embed of the YouTube video.

Prior to performing a version of “Shake it Off” with a decidedly loungey twist on the first verse, Clarkson told the live crowd, “This is a church song. This is a soulful song. This is one of my favorite songs out right now.”

The performance is below:

Written by Brian Cantor

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