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Kelly Clarkson's New Song Made Hoda Kotb Cry

Christina Marfice


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Christina is a reporter based in Boise, Idaho. She's a veteran vegetarian, a political junkie and a huge grammar snob. On the weekends, she can usually be found binging on Netflix, playing the piano or petting her cats, Daisy and Dandelion.

When these 2 work together, beautiful things happen

When two talented celebs collaborate, great things happen. Take Hoda Kotb and Kelly Clarkson, who combined their creative forces to create a kid-friendly song that doubles as a piece of actual art, it's so beautiful.

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Kotb recently authored a children's book, I've Loved You Since Forever, inspired by her 1-year-old daughter, Haley Joy. The book is so sweet, it deserved to be expressed in another medium: song. So Kotb asked Clarkson to help out.

"Wouldn't that be cool if someone could sing the book?" Kotb said. "There is one person I know who has a voice that is in a class by itself."

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Kotb and Clarkson are longtime friends, so the decision makes sense. Plus, she's right — Clarkson's voice really is something special. So, on Thursday's episode of Today, Clarkson appeared on-screen as Kotb led viewers on a tour of Atlantic Records, where they got to hear Clarkson recording Kotb's heartwarming words to her daughter.

Kotb even got involved, stepping into the recording studio to shake a rattle in time with the song. During their joint recording sesh, Kotb was moved to tears. And it's no wonder. The song turned out so beautiful.

"I made it more like a lullaby, like James Taylor, like there's kind of some Patty Griffin in it," Clarkson said. "I hope we do it justice."

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Kotb's reaction says it all: They did it justice and then some. Now, can we see more collaboration from these two?

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