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Clarkson 'shakes it off' in Buffalo, Swift impressed

Many have tried to cover Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" hit single, but Kelly Clarkson's rendition took the cake (cake, cake, cake, cake.)

On Saturday in Shea's Performing Arts Center during her rescheduled show for the Microsoft Store opening at the Walden Galleria, Clarkson channeled her inner T-Swift with a dramatic, slowed-down intro into the catchy pop tune.

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"I love that song. Seriously, everyone gives [Swift] a hard time, but she can write a hook -- I'm just sayin'," Clarkson said following her cover.

"I just love the church version, too -- it's kind of blasphemy. I may be going to hell, but it ain't for that."

With Swift's fifth studio album, "1989," released today, the country-pop star shared -- and praised -- the YouTube video of Clarkson performing "Shake It Off" on Saturday night as a way to build momentum for her new material.

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(H/T Huffington Post)

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News Pop Music Critic Jeff Miers reviews Swift's "1989" in this week's Gusto: " '1989' is about as country as a Pink or Katy Perry album, which is to say, it’s not country at all. Instead, it’s a paean to ’80s pop music, all thunderous, gated reverb-soaked drums and cheesy synths, multitracked vocals and choruses that have been labored over to the point where they simply can’t miss."

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