Jimmy Fallon & Kelly Clarkson: The History Of Duets


Jimmy Fallon and Kelly Clarkson joined forces on Monday night to perform “The History of Duets.”

Before their performance Jimmy Fallon recounted how Kelly “has been having trouble finding people to do duets with her.”

“I don’t understand what they’re talking about,” he continued. “I would love to do a duet with Kelly Clarkson.”

Clarkson responded: “Did somebody say ‘duet?… Would you want to duet and sing with me?”

“Yes, I said ‘duet.’ I got you, babe!” Jimmy told Kelly as Sonny & Cher’s “I Got You Babe” began playing.

Fallon and Kelly Clarkson then jumped into a set that included Inez and Charlie Foxx’s “Mockingbird”; Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s “Islands in the Stream”; Human League’s “Don’t You Want Me”; Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty’s “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around”; Elton John and Kiki Dee’s “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”; Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes’ “Up Where We Belong”; Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville’s “Don’t Know Much”; Paula Abdul and The Wild Pair’s “Opposites Attract”; Pink and Nate Ruess’ “Just Give Me a Reason” and Lionel Richie and Diana Ross’ “Endless Love.”

The History of Duets performance arrives one month after Clarkson told BBC Radio 1 that she has wanted to perform some duos, but has been told “no” by a lot of artists. According to Clarkson:

“I honestly would collaborate with a lot of people, but everyone usually says no. I’m not kidding you. I have legitimately asked several people that I’m not going to call out, and that’s cool, but I don’t know… I ask good people. I don’t want to sing with crap people, so I mean, I ask people who are great vocalists, but I’m not going to point out anyone. I have asked several people. Sometimes I feel like I have the plague, or leprosy.”

In all fairness, not everyone has said no, John Legend duets with Clarkson on her new album, “Piece By Piece.”

Following her remarks Clarkson clarified her “joke” with the following tweet:

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