Happy Halloween to all, but especially Kelly Clarkson.
‘Tis the season of candy corn, scary movies, and intricately-crafted celebrity costumes—especially on talk shows. From Today to Good Morning America and Live with Kelly and Ryan, the hosts always go all out with their looks. But we’re not sure anyone is going to be able to top Clarkson’s very first Halloween celebration on The Kelly Clarkson Show.
Even if you’ve yet to tune in to the daytime talk show, you’ve probably seen the viral clips of Clarkson covering other artists’ famous songs in her opening “Kellyoke” segment—like the time she sang Lizzo’s “Juice” and the internet lost its mind.
But the singer took things to a new level for her show’s Halloween celebration. Clarkson dressed up as one of Bette Midler’s most beloved characters: Winifred Sanderson from Hocus Pocus. And her backup singers were in costume as the other sisters, Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Mary (Kathy Najimy). The rest of her crew was also in full Halloween regalia as zombie bellhops.
And the song choice? The appropriately witchy “I Put a Spell On You”, which was originally written and recorded back in 1956 and has been covered countless times, including in Hocus Pocus.
Watch it for yourself below.
The internet was very excited by this mash-up of some of their favorite things. “Kelly Clarkson singing ‘I Put A Spell On You’ dressed as a Sanderson sister from ‘Hocus Pocus’ is all I care about this Halloween,” one fan wrote. “Kelly Clarkson took a DNA test, and she’s 100% that WITCH! Kelly crushed her 2019 Halloween talk show episode by going as Winifred Sanderson from ‘Hocus Pocus’ AND singing ‘I Put A Spell On You’!,” another tweeted.
We’re still waiting to hear what the great Bette Midler thought of the performance. It’s a 10/10 for us.