This past Saturday marked Kelly Clarkson's first ever concert at Radio City Music Hall, and also her first time ever in the building. Playing to a sold out crowd, she was clearly aware of and elated by the gravity of playing such a historic venue.
New York City *always* comes to Kelly concerts with fists held high (in the name of girl power, of course) and voices prepared to sing each heartbreaking and/or soul strengthening lyric. But this night was particularly special. It was only the fifth show of Kelly's "Stronger Tour," but she performed as if she had been perfecting her set for years. In a sense, she has, evident by the ease with which she sings her decade of massive hits, like "Since U Been Gone," "Because of You," "Miss Independent," "Breakaway," "My Life Would Suck Without You," "Never Again," "Hazel Eyes," "Already Gone," and more, each with a refreshed arrangement from previous tours. For example, "Already Gone" begins with a beautiful yet haunting six-part harmony and "Never Again" turns an angry "You Oughtta Know"-esque anthem into a somber piano ballad.