Dolly Parton Duets ‘9 to 5’ With Kelly Clarkson, Recalls First Time Hearing Whitney Houston Sing ‘I Will Always Love You’: Watch

Kelly Clarkson, Dolly Parton

Kelly Clarkson as well as Dolly Parton carrying out “9 to 5” on the Kelly Clarkson Show.

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Hello, Dolly! Kelly Clarkson had country songs aristocracy on The Kelly Clarkson Show Thursday early morning (Dec 1), with Dolly Parton visiting to assist sing a duet of her 1981 hit “9 to 5” as well as reminisce on the very first time she ever before listened to Whitney Houston‘s legendary cover of “I Will Always Love You.”

Clarkson began the “9 to 5” efficiency by singing its initial couple of lines as a solo, prior to unusual her target market with the Rock & & Roll Hall of Famer, that showed off on phase in her hallmark blonde updo as well as overpriced heels. The 2 traded smiles as well as consistencies to and fro as participants of the group slapped excitedly to the well-known beat.

The 2 singers had actually teased their duet a day prior in a sneak peak video, as well as a couple of months prior to that, they collaborated to videotape a workshop variation of the track for the docudrama Still Working 9 to 5

Following their efficiency, both muffled The Kelly Clarkson Show sofa to conversation, whereupon the “Stronger” vocalist asked Dolly to remember the very first time she had actually listened to Whitney Houston’s notorious cover of her 1974 traditional “I Will Always Love You.” Houston had actually taped the track to work as the motif for Mick Jackson’s 1992 movie The Bodyguard, in which the “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” artist additionally starred.

“When they were doing the Bodyguard movie, they had chosen another song for the theme song,” Dolly clarified. “Someone came out with that very song right when they were about to put the movie out.”

In a thrill to discover an additional wonderful signature tune to change the ditched initial, Dolly states the movie’s manufacturers asked for approval to utilize “I Will Always Love You.” “They called me to see if they could use it and I said yes,” she proceeded. “And I didn’t hear anything else about it. I didn’t know if they had done it.”

The “Jolene” vocalist took place to inform a stunned Clarkson that this had actually been the last she would certainly read about the tune’s usage– up until much later on, when she listened to the opening bars to her very own tune having fun on the cars and truck radio. But it had not been her voice vocal singing. It was The Voice.

“I was just driving along, and I had the radio on,” Dolly remembered. “It’s one of those things, it was like a dog hearing a whistle. ‘What is that?’ That’s the first time — they hadn’t sent it to me or nothing. When it went into, ‘And I …,’ I just freaked out.”

“I had to pull over to the side, because I honestly thought I was going to wreck,” she included. “It was the most overwhelming feeling, and you know how great that was.”

Watch Dolly Parton as well as Kelly Clarkson sing “9 to 5” as well as review Whitney Houston listed below:



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