These days collaboration is king. From all the rap records featuring various performers, to JLo rubbing her famous butt all over Iggy Azalea, to Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett laughing off the generation gap–it’s a trend. Hey you don’t even have to be alive to participate! Nat King Cole sings with daughter Natalie. Indeed duets with the dead is a new genre.
Maybe that’s Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson’s solution. The American Idol champ recently told the BBC that she “honestly would collaborate with a lot of people, but everyone usually says no.” Clarkson added, “sometimes I feel like I have the plague, or leprosy.” But Clarkson keeps foolishly asking singers who are alive. (For the record, the alive and well John Legend, Reba McEntire and Vince Gill have said yes.) What about working with Elvis, Ella or Frank Sinatra? Bob Marley, too, can be coerced.