Kelly Clarkson in Macau

Kelly Clarkson in Macau

I had the chance to see Kelly Clarkson perform in Macau, China at the Cotai Arena inside the Venetian casino on May 8, 2010. What an absolutely fantastic performer! I guess you could say I’m one of her fans now.

Of course I have heard her name for years and have seen bits of her performing on American Idol; and those many clips on YouTube. But to hear her live was really something. A great set of pipes. I marveled at her constant control between head and chest voice – her effortless floating up in the ether with light dancing turns, swooping down like the Red Baron to a beefy chest voice and back up again for some real gospel style runs up in the stars. Amazing.

Performing with her was a pretty hard hitting rock band, two backup vocalists and a DJ who would scratch records and serve up the occasional beat loop.

And even in Macau, it seems the whole audience (near capacity) knew all the words to her songs!


American Idols very first winner Kelly Clarkson brings her ALL I EVER WANTED TOUR to the CotaiArena™ at The Venetian® Macao.

Now a certified pop sensation, Clarkson has sold more than 20 million albums since her debut in 2002. The US No.1 “All I Ever Wanted” is her most recent album, and she will perform all of her hits in Macau from Since Youve Been Gone, Because of You and My Life Would Suck Without You, to a few surprises such as covers from the likes of Kings of Leon and Patsy Cline to the White Stripes.

Clarkson says she cannot wait to get on the road and tour. When Im putting an album together, Im thinking about what I am going to want to perform on tour because I love touring. Im always thinking, what songs will be fun to sing? Its going to be a fun record to tour, she says.

Opening for Kelly Clarkson will be special guests Rubberband. Brace yourself for a high-energy concert at The Venetian® in May.

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