While Christina Aguilera had the floor during Etta James' funeral on Saturday, and used it to belt out a version of "At Last," former American Idol champion Kelly Clarkson paid tribute to the late, great artist in her own way last week, as well.

"This isn’t ‘At Last’ because everyone really covers that and so I wanted to do my favorite, actually," Kelly told a crown in New York City. "My favorite song is ‘I’d Rather Go Blind.’ So, this is for Etta!”

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She's already conquered the stages of American Idol, the NBA Finals and the World Series (below).

Now, although an official announcement is yet to be made, Kelly Clarkson is set to sing the national anthem prior to Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis on February 5.

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Kelly Clarkson stepped into some serious controversy last week when she endorsed Ron Paul for President of the United States.

But the singer made up for that snafu in New Orleans last night, playing a long, free set as part of the the 2012 Allstate Fan Fest, an event that preceded this evening's Allstate Sugar Bowl between two undeserving BCS teams, Michigan and Virginia Tech.

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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.

Kelly Clarkson is about to hit the road. And the air. And perhaps even the water once or twice, as well.

The original American Idol has announced a major tour to kick off 2012, as she'll be accompanied by Matt Nathanson and get the act started on January 13. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. local venue time.

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Kelly Clarkson has taken a break from singing about love to talk about love, admitting in a new interview: I've never been in it!

"I've never been in love," the artist tells USA Today. "I've never experienced certain things, and I think that's because I have this side of me that is shut off. Because I haven't found anybody yet to open to that I feel like, 'OK, you're worth breaking down that wall for.' I've never found that."

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Someone who knows a thing or two about singing competitions performed on The X Factor UK last night.

Kelly Clarkson - who won season one of American Idol, has sold 22 singles around the globe and garnered two Grammys - rocked out with a rendition of "Mr. Know It All," the lead single off her next album... which hits stores this week!

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