Kelly Clarkson took the second star to the right on Wednesday May 11 performing Kelsea Ballerinis Peter Pan to open The Kelly Clarkson Show. Accompanied by just her pianist the multihyphenate pared Ballerinis 2016 country hit down to a tender ballad singing Youre just a lost boy with your head up in the clouds/ Youre just a lost boy never keep your feet on the ground/ Youre always gonna fly away just because you know you can/ Youre never gonna learn theres no such place as Neverland/ You dont understand youll never grow up/ Youre never gonna be a man Peter Pan. Released as the third single from Ballerinis 2015 debut album The First Time the track completed the young country singers hat trick atop the Country Airplay chart following fellow No. 1s Love Me Like You Mean It and Dibs. It also earned Ballerini her first — and so far lone — No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart.
After wrapping up her daily Kellyoke number Clarkson chatted up guests Michelle Pfeiffer and Dakota Fanning about their new Showtime series The First Lady — in which the pair play respectively Betty Ford and her daughter Susan — as well as about working together more than two decades ago on Fannings first film 2001s I Am Sam. Her take on Peter Pan wasnt the only musical moment in the show either. Later she welcomed Rick Springfield to the show to perform his classic song Jessies Girl in honor of the tracks recent 40th anniversary.