Kelly Clarkson’s rendition of Metallica’s “Sad But True” brings a surprising and angelic twist to the iconic metal song.

Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.

During the “Kellyoke” segment of her show, Kelly Clarkson, the former American Idol star and TV host, delivered a captivating performance of Metallica’s classic song, “Sad But True.”

Less than two weeks after Kelly Clarkson delighted Ann and Nancy Wilson with her rendition of Heart’s “Crazy On You” on her daytime TV show, the former American Idol star showcased her love for rock once again.

In her recent broadcast, Clarkson showcased her musical versatility during the “Kellyoke” segment by performing Metallica’s “Sad But True.” She began with a mournful piano ballad style and then delivered a powerful high note around the 45-second mark, impressively showcasing her vocal range.

The decision to perform “Sad But True” was likely influenced by a previous conversation earlier in the year when Australian actress Isla Fisher appeared on Clarkson’s show. During their chat, Fisher, known for her roles in “Home & Away” and “Arrested Development,” expressed her love for Metallica, which sparked Clarkson’s interest in covering the band’s iconic song.

Clarkson expressed her enthusiasm by saying, “I love that you love Metallica.”

Fisher: “I know. I love Metallica.”

Clarkson: “Now I’m rethinking the vinyl I gave you. I didn’t know about this!”

Fisher: “That’s our little secret, okay?”


Clarkson: “Yeah, I love Metallica as well. And we should cover something Metallica.”

Fisher: “Yeah, oh my gosh, you should. You should do ‘Sad But True.’ Your voice would be amazing.”

Clarkson: “OK, fine, done. ‘Sad But True,’ someone write it down.”

And that’s how TV magic happens!

Clarkson’s “Kellyoke” segment on the show has featured several rock covers, including songs like Whitesnake’s “Here I Go Again,” Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun,” Radiohead’s “Fake Plastic Trees,” Blink-182’s “All The Small Things,” and The Offspring’s “Come Out And Play (Keep ‘Em Separated).”