During Las Vegas residency show on Friday (8.18) at Planet Hollywood’s Bakkt Theater, Kelly Clarkson was joined on stage by her son, Remington Alexander, 7, and daughter River Rose, 9.
During the Chemistry show, the now 41-year-old pop star and television personality performed a duet of 2015’s “Heartbeat Song” with River Rose with Remy dancing along as she sang her 2017 hit “Whole Lotta Woman.”
Prior to Friday’s concert, the former American Idol winner shared an adorable snapshot on Instagram of her smiling children along with “Both of my kiddos backstage getting ready to join me on stage in Vegas nothing will ever be as cool and amazing as these two little humans that will always have my whole heart.”
Before their big onstage moment, The Kelly Clarkson Show host told the crowd that her children asked if they could “dance or sing something” with their mom at her residency show, that launched on July 28. She then revealed that River wanted to sing “Heartbeat Song” (that peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2015) because it held a special place in her heart.
Said Kelly “She’s been jamming to this song since she was a baby.” “She loves this song so much, so she was like, ‘Can I sing this song?’” and following their duet, the proud mother congratulated her daughter, saying “You look gorgeous! You did amazing. I love you.”
Earlier in the week, the superstar singer/songwriter announced a deluxe version of Chemistry, her 10th studio album. Scheduled for a 9.22 release, the 22-song collection will feature eight new songs and remixes, including the ballad “You Don’t Make Me Cry” featuring River Rose.
Clarkson shares Remy and River Rose with her ex-husband, Brandon Blackstock, a music manager, whom she divorced in 2020. The couple was married for about seven years and had also been raising Blackstock’s two children from a previous marriage, daughter Savannah, and son Seth.