Photo: Peter Kudiacz

Jake Gyllenhaal & Kelly Clarkson’s Singing Competition: Look + Listen

When he stopped by the Kelly Clarkson Show on Friday (4.21,) Jake Gyllenhaal demonstrated his vocal prowess while playing a game of Sing That Name That Tune with the superstar chanteuse and talk show host.

According to the rules, when Clarkson’s band began playing a song, Gyllenhaal and the pop princess were to sing along once they recognize the track, and whoever does it first wins a point.

Unsure of his ability at first, the actor told the studio crowd he was competing on behalf of “I just want to apologize to the left side of the audience before we begin.”

According to Clarkson’s co-host, Iseman “I have a feeling he’s slow playing you.” And he was right, as Gyllenhaal won every round of the game, delivering performances of Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Achy Breaky Heart” and The Proclaimers’ “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles),” complete with Southern and Irish accents.

The final round came in the form of The Killers’ “Mr. Brightside,” which Gyllenhaal and Clarkson performed flawlessly together — despite some lyrical mishaps. 

“Who knew it could be this easy?” Jake joked after winning the game!

Jake Gyllenhaal showed off his musical chops — and his affinity for accents —

Author: Saul Goode

Photo: Peter Kudiacz