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Melissa Etheridge Praises Kelly Clarkson's Cover of Her Lesbian Anthem

Kelly Clarkson and Melissa Etheridge

Clarkson crushed a version of Etheridge's "I'm the Only One" in the "Kellyoke" segment of her talk show. 

Since the launch of her talk show last fall, Kelly Clarkson has been churning out covers of some of her favorite music and songs suggested by her audience in the popular opening segment "Kellyoke." This week, Clarkson belted Melissa Etheridge's lesbian anthem "The Only One," and Etheridge was so impressed by the performance that she tweeted her praise at Clarkson.

"I'm the Only One," off of Etheridge's 1993 album Yes I Am, peaked at number 8 on the Billboard charts. The album contained several singles that spoke directly to women-loving women, including the title song, "I'm the Only One," and "Come to My Window."

Fans of both women began suggesting on Twitter that they team up for a duet. It turns out they go way back and performed another Etheridge classic, "Bring Me Some Water," for VH1's Divas in 2009.

They also appeared together on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, where they did some shots and jointly pleaded the Fifth.

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