Give us Kelly Clarkson standing at a microphone, simply singing, and we'd be thrilled. The original American Idol possesses that kind of sheer talent.
But the artist took to the stage at last night's American Music Awards in a shiny, beautiful dress and was flanked by a series of brass instruments, along with back-up dancers that took their cue from the early 20th century musical Newsies.
It was a fun, jazzy rendition of "Mr. Know It All" that still showcased Clarkson's incredible voice. Watch for yourself now: