Kelly Clarkson shared a heartwarming moment with her 9-year-old daughter, River Rose, by performing a special duet of her hit song “Heartbeat Song” live. The touching performance took place during Clarkson’s Chemistry residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, marking one of the final shows of her residency. Dressed elegantly in formal attire, Clarkson and River Rose exchanged glances and smiles as they sang together on stage, clearly enjoying the moment together.
The choice of “Heartbeat Song” held special significance as it is River Rose’s favorite song. Despite Clarkson’s voice being more prominent in the mix, River Rose held her own during the verse and bridge sections, where they sang together while the band took a backseat. The heartwarming duet, captured in a video that has garnered 1.5 million views, showcased the undeniable bond between mother and daughter.
Addressing the audience, Clarkson shared that she had asked River Rose which song she wanted to perform on tour, emphasizing her daughter’s longtime love for “Heartbeat Song.” Clarkson also praised River Rose for her performance during soundcheck, highlighting her daughter’s confidence on stage.
Fans were quick to express their appreciation for the touching moment, with comments flooding in about the significance of River Rose’s debut on stage with her mom. Many remarked on the memorable nature of the experience for River Rose and praised Clarkson for encouraging her daughter’s confidence. The following night of the residency, Clarkson invited both River Rose and her 7-year-old brother, Remington Alexander, to join her on stage for another adorable performance.
River Rose and Remington Alexander are Clarkson’s children from her marriage to Brandon Blackstock. The couple, who tied the knot in October 2013, welcomed River Rose in June 2014 and Remington Alexander in April 2016. Following a well-publicized divorce process, Clarkson and Blackstock finalized their divorce in March 2022.
“Heartbeat Song,” the lead single from Clarkson’s seventh studio album Piece by Piece, enjoyed commercial success, earning platinum certification in the US and topping charts internationally. However, the song’s origin sparked controversy due to its similarity to Jimmy Eat World’s “The Middle.” Despite the resemblance, Clarkson and her team addressed the controversy amicably, with Jimmy Eat World opting not to pursue legal action. As a result, the songwriting credits for “Heartbeat Song” remain unchanged.