Kelly Clarkson's jazzy, big-band version of 'Mr. Know It All' at the AMAs: What did you think?

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At the American Music Awards, Kelly Clarkson came out swingin’.

Not only did the original American Idol, clad in a sparkly red mermaid gown, dismiss rumors about her record label conflicts, sexuality, and style by belting, “You don’t know a thing about me,” to “reporters,” but she flipped the switch on her pop/R&B-lite single “Mr. Know It All,” turning it into a brassy big-band production.

Surrounded by the 1930s equivalent of paparazzi (or maybe just the cast of Newsies), Clarkson bopped and swayed to the jazzy trombone blasts, and she nailed her big chorus riffs at the end of the number. Check it out below:

We’re about halfway through the broadcast, and Clarkson remains the only performer that I’m convinced actually sang her whole song. (Scratch that, OneRepublic just came on stage, and Ryan Tedder is definitely not lip-syncing.) Let me amend my statement: Kelly Clarkson remains the only performer that I’m convinced actually sang her whole song, and sang it well.

What did you think of Clarkson’s “Mr. Know It All” performance? What’s been your favorite so far?

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