Kelly Clarkson Covers Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’ (Video)

Clarkson’s soulful voice was the perfect match for the hit single from the English singer

Last Updated: October 21, 2014 @ 9:08 AM

Kelly Clarkson is a Sam Smith fan.

The singer, who graduated from “American Idol” over a decade ago, covered Smith’s breakout hit “Stay With Me” (above) while performing in Chicago last Thursday.

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“I love this song,” Clarkson said. “I know you probably heard it a bunch, but just bear with me. “

Her fans seemed happy to do so, and the cover — captured on camera by an audience member — has already racked up over 220,000 views on YouTube.

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Looks like a sign that the public is craving a Clarkson and Smith collaboration in the future.