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Kelly Clarkson gave a stellar performance on stage at Radio City Music Hall in NYC on Saturday night, singing 25 songs for the sold-out audience. OK! Online Editor Rana Meyer was lucky enough to be in the crowd and captured every minute of the American Idol winner’s tribute to the late Etta James on stage.

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With the iconic singer’s passing just days ago, losing her battle with leukemia at the age of 73, Kelly couldn’t forget to recognize Etta’s amazing talent over the years after singing a collection of her own greatest hits from "Breakaway" to "My Life Would Suck Without You" to her latest "Mr. Know It All" and "Stronger" and so many more.

According to OK!'s very own concert-goer, the 29-year-old opted to cover “I'd Rather Go Blind" during the show becuse it was her "favorite," out of Etta's songs, even though she did sing "At Last" when originally auditioned for Idol back in 2002.

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Asides from the tribute, Kelly, whose fifth studio album Stronger was released in October, was overjoyed to be playing in front of a packed crowd at the legendary NYC venue for the first time.

Seemingly very "giddy," vocal superstar Kelly repeatedly kept telling the audience how "excited" she was during the show!

Reporting By Rana Meyer

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