On Thursday’s episode of The Tonight Show, Kelly Clarkson instructed host Jimmy Fallon how she ended up singing “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration — unknowingly selecting the identical tune Aretha Franklin carried out 4 years earlier at his first.
“That’s like each time you sing a nationwide anthem everybody all the time talks about Whitney Houston’s and it is like, ‘Can you not examine me to her?'” stated Clarkson, recalling her belated panic upon discovering the coincidence. “‘Like, that is not honest.'”
Fortunately Franklin permitted of her rendition, calling it “magnificent” and transferring Clarkson to tears.
“I cried,” stated Clarkson. “Not joking, I used to be within the studio making a file on the time and I bawled, ‘trigger I used to be like, ‘I’m carried out. I’ve succeeded.'”
Clarkson additionally gave a shoutout to charity Feeding America, which is attempting to feed thousands and thousands of youngsters who now not have entry to high school lunches as a result of coronavirus lockdowns. “I used to be a type of children that was poor and survived off [school lunches] loads of instances,” stated Clarkson.