“You made me very nervous, ma’am,” the talk-show host told the pop icon of covering a Janet Jackson hit. Kelly Clarkson controlled her nerves while opening up her show on Tuesday, Jan 25th. The talk-show host kicked off The Kelly Clarkson Show by performing Janet Jackson‘s “What Have You Done For Me Lately.”
Clarkson’s sublime cover of the track was particularly special, as Jackson herself stopped by the studio virtually following the song to promote her upcoming two-part documentary Janet, the first episode of which premieres Friday (Jan. 28) on Lifetime and A&E.
Introducing the pop icon during the show, The Voice coach admitted she was “nervous as hell” performing the song with Jackson listening in. “I’m gonna be really honest with you: I am sweating so much from singing. And, like, you can hear it so well,” a flustered Clarkson gushed at the start of the interview. “Anyway, you made me very nervous, ma’am. But thank you for letting me sing another one of your songs, I love covering your music!”
Jackson took the star’s sweet fangirling in stride, while Clarkson went on to reveal that the “Miss You Much” singer actually sent her flowers and a thoughtful message after she covered “Escapade” for “Kellyoke” back in September.
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