Season 17 winner Jake Hoot and his coach Kelly Clarkson performed their heart-wrenching duet during NBC’s The Voice.
On Tuesday, May 18, the superstar pair performed “I Would’ve Loved You” for the second time ever, as they have previously given the live debut of the duet during The Kelly Clarkson Show in late March. The track appears on Hoot’s latest EP, Love Out Of Time, and is his current single at radio.
Performing beneath three beautiful chandeliers and backed by an orchestra, Hoot and Clarkson performed the powerful duet, effortlessly singing in perfect harmony.
Watch the performance below.
Hoot admits that it is “so surreal” to get to sing on The Voice stage once again and even more so that he gets to sing a song he helped write alongside powerhouse vocalist Clarkson.
“It’s so surreal that I get to not only sing on that stage again, I also get to sing with my coach, Kelly Clarkson, and we get to perform a song that I helped write,” Hoot gushed ahead of the performance. “I’ve got all the jitters and nerves from when I was there last, and I’m not even a contestant anymore! So pumped to be back, and I can’t thank The Voice and Kelly enough for giving me this opportunity!”
“I Would’ve Loved You” was co-written by Hoot alongside Dean Sams (Lonestar) and Jamie Floyd. Once he wrote the song, he immediately knew that Clarkson would be the perfect pairing for the collaboration.
Hoot previously explained, “I Would’ve Loved You is a song about how the choices we make and the consequences that follow. It is a story about someone who has so much love to give, but due to the other person’s decisions, that love turns into a hate that lasts forever. I am so honored to have written this song with Jamie Floyd and Dean Sams, who are both incredible writers. I am beyond thankful to Kelly Clarkson for believing in me and recording this song with me! Can’t wait for y’all to hear it!“
Additionally, Hoot and Clarkson released a breathtaking music video for popular track, which you can watch HERE.