WATCH: Kelly Clarkson, Brett Eldredge Crush Christmas Duet on ‘The Voice’

by Joe Rutland
(Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

With the Christmas spirit in the air, Kelly Clarkson and Brett Eldredge teamed up to perform their holiday-themed duet on “The Voice.”

On Tuesday night, Clarkson, who is a coach on the show, and Eldredge sang “Under The Mistletoe” on the NBC show.

Both were dressed impeccably for the performance. Clarkson wore a full-length red dress while Eldredge wore a tuxedo with a white coat and black pants. Backup singers danced as both sang while larger-than-life Christmas packages adorned the show’s stage.

Together, their voices provided a soothing, tender reminder about this most wonderful time of the year. Clarkson co-wrote the song with Alan Eubanks and it was released in October.

Here are Clarkson and Eldredge singing their song.

Besides her duet with Eldredge, Clarkson also is releasing her version of “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”

Kelly Clarkson Follows Road From ‘Idol’ To Daytime Talk

Clarkson, who was born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1982 and raised in nearby Burleson, first hit it big by taking first place on “American Idol” in 2002.

Her performance of “A Moment Like This” in the season’s final show sealed the deal for her victory. That led Clarkson to a recording contract with RCA, her first No. 1 hit, and Grammy Award-winning album, “Thankful.”

The road to success has not always been smooth for Clarkson. She fought with RCA over records, her contract, and other aspects of her career. She’s never been a wallflower, though, when it comes to her truest desire: write songs and perform them.

She offers a unique touch of authenticity and openness in her music. Clarkson, though, also reflects that during interviews and as part of “The Kelly Clarkson Show.” The talk show has earned Clarkson an Emmy, which she adds to her Grammy collection, too.

Clarkson has used her own life struggles beyond the recording studio as fodder for her music. Her parents divorced when she was 6 years old and she was raised in Burleson by her mother and stepfather, both of whom were devout Southern Baptist churchgoers.

She has struggled over the lack of reconciliation with her own father.

Also, Clarkson separated from Brandon Blackstock in 2020 and is going through a divorce. The couple were married in 2013 and have two children.

All of these pieces are finding their way into an upcoming album from Clarkson.

Clarkson has been in the public eye since her “Idol” victory. Nowadays, she’s in people’s homes five days a week thanks to her talk show. She has overcome a lot of obstacles and bumps in her life to achieve success.

Clarkson Finds Common Ground With Other Songwriters

When one songwriter gets together with another one, stories are bound to fly. It might be a country music star chatting with a rock music legend, comparing notes with one another.

Such was the case with Jon Bon Jovi spoke with Clarkson on an episode of her talk show.

On the show, Clarkson asked him about the first song he ever wrote. Bon Jovi, author of hits like “Wanted: Dead or Alive” and “Runaway,” said that the first one was a stinker.

“But that’s the idea, isn’t it?” Bon Jovi said. “You’re supposed to emulate those who came before you, and you eventually find your own voice, and eventually, you want to play it for somebody, whether it’s your friends or your family.

“But like I’ve been telling a lot of folks recently, write a song, and I don’t care if you make a living out of this.”

Imagine Clarkson, sitting there with Jon Bon Jovi talking (virtually these days), and looking back on her path to success. As an outsider in the music industry, she paid her dues, caught a break, took full advantage of it, and turned it into a heck of a life.