Just a few minutes after winning the award for Pop Vocal Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards, pop star-turned-country singer Kelly Clarkson sang a stellar tribute to Patti Page and Carole King -- turning in the standout vocal performance of the night.

Page passed away on Jan. 1 at the age of 85. She was the most successful singer of the '50s, selling 100 million records, but her best-known track was 'Tennessee Waltz,' which Clarkson performed Sunday night (Feb. 10) in a very strong rendition that would have done Page proud.

King is one of the most influential female singer-songwriters of all time, and Clarkson gave her the nod with a stellar '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman' that put the lie to the notion that awards show performances have to suck.

Clarkson's performance was a bit of a surprise -- she had been rumored to pay tribute to Page and King by singing ‘How Much Is That Doggie in the Window’ and ‘I Feel the Earth Move.'

Watch Kelly Clarkson's Patti Page/Carole King 2013 Grammys Tribute