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Kelly Clarkson calls Olivia Rodrigo 'the new' Alanis Morissette

Kelly Clarkson calls Olivia Rodrigo 'the new' Alanis Morissette
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Kelly Clarkson has dubbed Olivia Rodrigo "the new" Alanis Morissette.

In a new clip from The Kelly Clarkson Show released on Thursday, the talk show host compared Olivia to the You Oughta Know hitmaker.

During the interview, both Kelly, 41, and the Drivers License singer, 20, said that they had recently had the chance to perform with Alanis. They also added that she was one of their "heroes".

"I'm so proud of you!" Kelly told the pop singer. "Because you're 20. I'm sure someone has it somewhere but when Sour came out, I was like 'Oh this chick is like the new Alanis for her generation.' You're like the new Alanis for your generation. It was that kind of impact of the (record)."

The Since U Been Gone singer added, "And you're young to be a fan of hers! Do you have the coolest mom ever or something?"

Olivia responded, "I do have the coolest mom ever."

Olivia then went on to describe the moment she became a fan of the Canadian-American singer-songwriter.

"I remember hearing You Oughta Know on the radio and being 12 years old and being like, 'What is this? She can say the line about the theater?' That's insane," the Vampire hitmaker told Kelly, referring to a provocative line in the 1995 hit song.

Kelly then noted that Alanis, 49, was "the reason" she became a songwriter.

She added, "You don't realize the impact you make as an artist on people, and she just impacted so many - for different generations."

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