Kelly Clarkson wears all black at the Global Citizen Festival while dueling with Carole King

Kelly Clarkson takes the stage with a shiny black dress at the Global Citizen Festival in New York while boasting a collaboration with Carole King

Kelly Clarkson stunned Central Park audiences with a diva duet with legendary singer and songwriter Carole King on Saturday night.

The Voice coach seemed overjoyed as he took the stage at the Global Citizen Festival in a glittering all-black ensemble.

The 37-year-old also approached the Queen Brian May guitarist at the star-studded event dedicated to ending extreme poverty.

Radiant: Kelly Clarkson, 37, looked happy in an elegant all-black suit as she climbed onto the stage of the Global Citizen Festival in New York City for a duet with Carole King

Radiant: Kelly Clarkson, 37, looked happy in an elegant all-black suit as she climbed onto the stage of the Global Citizen Festival in New York City for a duet with Carole King

Kelly has kept her simple and refined appearance with a long black thigh-length dress covered with hundreds of brilliant rhinestone studs.

She highlighted her hourglass figure with a thick black belt with green jewels that were tight around her waist.

The American Idol 5ft3in champion wore a splash of crimson on her lips and had her golden blonde tresses drawn in free waves on her shoulders as she showed her gold hoop earrings.

He added a touch of elegance with a thin black scarf wrapped around his throat and draped over the front of the dress.

Kelly completed the look with black leggings and black plateau boots.

Simple Chic: Kelly has kept her look simple and refined with a long black thigh-length dress covered with hundreds of brilliant rhinestone studs

Simple Chic: Kelly has kept her look simple and refined with a long black thigh-length dress covered with hundreds of brilliant rhinestone studs

Exceptional: she added a touch of elegance with a thin black scarf wrapped around her throat and draped over the front of her dress

Exceptional: she added a touch of elegance with a thin black scarf wrapped around her throat and draped over the front of her dress

The singer Since U Been Gone beamed as she emerged in front of 60,000 screaming fans to introduce the legendary musician.

Carole and Kelly have collaborated on Where You Lead, a track from 1971's key King's album, Tapestry.

The song, which Kelly defined as his "personal predilection", earned a second life after the singer / songwriter rewrote the text to reflect a mother-daughter relationship and interpreted it as a duet with her daughter Louise Goffin.

The revised piece gained a new success as a musical theme for Gilmore Girls, and it was that version that Kelly and Carole sang together.

Huge crowd: singer Since U Been Gone remained radiant as she walked out to 60,000 screaming fans to introduce the legendary musician

Huge crowd: singer Since U Been Gone remained radiant as she walked out to 60,000 screaming fans to introduce the legendary musician

Classical melody: Carole and Kelly have collaborated on Where You Lead, a track from the 1971 key album of King, Tapestry

Classical melody: Carole and Kelly have collaborated on Where You Lead, a track from the 1971 key album of King, Tapestry

A blast from the past: Kelly and Carole sang a revised version originally recorded as a musical theme for a mom for a friend

A blast from the past: Kelly and Carole sang a revised version originally recorded as a musical theme for a mom for a friend

After their performance together, Kelly told the audience that he would surely be "present" if King had ever needed his help.

Kelly looked ecstatic after the show while posing for a photo with Carole.

The charity music festival also gave the TV star the chance to meet another legendary musician, Queen Brian May guitarist.

Helping: After their performance together, Kelly told the audience that he would surely be "present" if King had ever needed his help

Helping: After their performance together, Kelly told the audience that he would surely be "present" if King had ever needed his help

Again in black: Kelly looked ecstatic after the show while posing for a photo with Carole, which matched her dark dress

Again in black: Kelly looked ecstatic after the show while posing for a photo with Carole, which matched her dark dress

We'll rock you: the charity music festival also gave the TV star the chance to meet another legendary musician, Queen Brian May guitarist

We'll rock you: the charity music festival also gave the TV star the chance to meet another legendary musician, Queen Brian May guitarist

Kelly recently returned to the point where it all started on her new talk show The Kelly Clarkson Show.

The singer invited the three judges American Idol who made her a star: Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson. Another special aspect was the second runner-up of the first season, Justin Guarini.

Guests recalled the 2002 singing competition, while Simon seemed concerned about the possibility of working again with Paul and Randy.

Kelly debuted her new show on 9 September on NBC and Bravo to replace Steve Harvey's canceled talk show.

Together again: Kelly recently returned to the start of her career at The Kelly Clarkson Show with original American judges Idol Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, as well as runner-up Justin Guarini

Together again: Kelly recently returned to the start of her career at The Kelly Clarkson Show with original American judges Idol Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, as well as runner-up Justin Guarini

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