In their own words, they “totally nailed” their cover, as Fallon got Clarkson to hold his hand and blend their dulcet vocals for the duet. And the late-night host recalled getting a little bit more PDA from Cher herself when they performed the song on The Tonight Show.
“We had a bit when she was gonna slap me like Moonstruck. And she goes, ‘You know, Jimmy? I don’t want to slap you.’ I go, ‘Why?’ She goes, ”Cause I like you too much, I don’t want it to be like I don’t like you,'” Fallon told the audience. “She goes, ‘Or maybe I’ll slap you then I’ll kiss you.’ I go, ‘Great.’ … So the show’s about to start, we’re behind the curtain, we’re gonna walk out holding hands. And I go, ‘Hey, which one are you gonna do: Are you gonna slap me or are you gonna kiss me?’ And she goes, ‘I’mma do whatever I want. I’m Cher.'”