Kelly Clarkson appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, as the famous American Idol winner is currently promoting her eighth studio album, Meaning of Life, which was released on Friday. The pop singer and Fallon spent much of the interview discussing her upcoming role as the newest coach on The Voice this spring but eventually turned the conversation back towards her singing abilities, sort of.
As seen in the video above, things get interesting when Fallon asks Clarkson if she knows her biggest hits both forwards and back, to which she confidently responds, “I’m a professional.” She would go ahead and put that seasoned professionalism of hers to the test with a backwards performance of her 2004 hit, “Since U Been Gone,” or in this case, “Gone Been U Since.” The unorthodox order of her well-known lyrics to go with the song’s usual melody seems to throw her off at first, but Kelly eventually catches up to the backwards flow, with Fallon visibly enjoying the performance right behind her.
The release of Meaning of Live follows 2015’s Piece By Piece, which would go on to earn Clarkson a trio a Grammy nominations including “Best Pop Vocal Album.” She’ll now have to balance the recording and performance side of her career with her upcoming debut as a coach on The Voice when it returns this coming spring. She’ll join a celebrity roster of Alicia Keys, Maroon 5's Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as next year’s coaches on the hit television show, which is currently in its 13th season.
Clarkson is also currently scheduled to perform at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Dec. 3, as the headliners of Mix 94.1’s “Mercedes in the Morning's Not So Silent Night” concert. Tickets for the sin city holiday show are on sale now and can be purchased by clicking here.