The Greatest Showman is arguably one of the famous movies of 2017. It showcases the life of ringmaster P.T Barnum, his creation of Barnum & Bailey Circus, and the lives of their star attractions. Additionally, it features a well-crafted soundtrack to back up all the rhinestones and sparkles. It features a star-studded cast, including Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Keala Settle, Michelle Williams, and Loren Allred. Recently, Atlantic Records has released an album to complete the whole package. This time, it features artists outside of the movie to make covers of their songs. For this, they have chosen Kelly Clarkson to cover “Never Enough.”
“Never Enough” is a song that is sung by Jenny Lind. In the movie, Jenny Lind is portrayed as “the Swedish Nightingale,” so there are qualities of a refined sound within the folds of its notes and vibratos. Notably, “Never Enough” uniquely showcases the capabilities of the singer. And in this case, Clarkson gave an amazing performance delivering the song. She embodied what meant to be a nightingale, indeed!
Listen to the original:
And here is Clarkson’s version:
Kelly, Cover Queen
As a matter of fact, this wasn’t the first time Clarkson did a cover for an ensemble and completely smash it. In 2016, she also lent her powerhouse vocals to the hit musical Hamilton. Hamilton is a popular Broadway musical about one of our founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton. The musical depicts most of the significant events of the man in the ten dollar bill. And they not only do it in song form, but they also rap their lines out. In addition, Hamilton revolutionized the Broadway scene by introducing hip-hop rap and thrust it into the contemporary limelight.
In this particular song, a spoiler alert is the aftermath of Hamilton famously losing his son in a gunfight. The raw emotion of this song is mandated because this is sung in the perspective of parents losing their child. And frankly, Clarkson has absolutely stunned everybody with her cover. It’s no wonder she keeps getting chosen for this!
Here is the original, from Hamilton: An American Musical:
Check out her cover of “It’s Quiet Uptown” from The Hamilton Mixtapes: