Kelly Clarkson’s ‘A Broken Wing’ Reminds Us of Another ‘Idol’ Singer’s Cover of Martina McBride

Kelly Clarkson took flight with her soaring performance of Martina McBride’s “A Broken Wing” for Tuesday’s (April 6) Kellyoke.

And without a broken wing, she sang with all her might and carried her performance with impressive riffing on the last line of the chorus, “Man, you ought to see her fly.”

“A Broken Wing” was the second single from McBride’s fourth album, Evolution, from 1997. It was her second song to reach No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, and scored song of the year and single of the year nominations at the 1998 CMAs and 1999 ACM Awards.

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But Clarkson isn’t the only American Idol winner who’s soared with this ’90s country classic.

Season six champ Jordin Sparks trained with McBride for her “A Broken Wing” performance while she was in the top seven of … Read the rest