Jake Hoot joined Kelly Clarkson on her talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, to sing their heartbreaking new duet, “I Would’ve Loved You.” The performance took place during Clarkson’s Kellyoke segment, during which she performs a song herself.
For the performance, Hoot and Clarkson stood next to one another onstage, belting out the moving tune in front of a virtual audience. In the song, Hoot takes the first verse, as he sings about a relationship that ended. The two come together for the high-flying chorus, and Clarkson takes the second verse about a partner’s betrayal. Throughout the live performance, purple and gold lights flashed, accentuating the emotion of the song.
Hoot, who won season 17 of The Voice with Clarkson as his coach, released the duet in January as part of his Love Out of Time EP. The project features four other tracks: “This Is The Night,” “Somethin’ We Can Slow Dance To,” “Love Out Of Time,” and “La Bamba.” The EP charted at No. 3 on the iTunes All Genre Album Chart upon its release.
“If I could write out what this album means to me, it would take more than the character limit that Instagram allows,” said Hoot at the time of the EP release. “But I will tell you that myself, my family, my team, producer, writers, studio band, and so many others poured so much of ourselves into this project, and its surreal that it’s finally out! I hope and pray that you love it as much as I do!”
In February, Hoot released a music video for “I Would’ve Loved You,” which finds Hoot and Clarkson singing the tune with the dramatic background of the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. He recently tied the knot with girlfriend Brittney Hoyt. The couple said “I do” just outside of Nashville, TN on March 7, with Hoot’s five-year-old daughter Macy taking part in the ceremony.