American singer Kelly Clarkson on Thursday released a duet with Israeli singer Maya Buskila titled "I Dare You"- with both singers singing in Hebrew.
The song is part of a multi-national project by Clarkson and includes the same song in other languages such as Arabic, French, German and Spanish.
"It started when Kelly's people called my agent," Buskila says. "They gave me several options after she looked at my YouTube page and heard my song. It's a dream come true."
Buskila said that the interaction between the two was mainly conducted via the WhatsApp messaging application and that she had to work a lot to help Clarkson learn to say the words in Hebrew.
"It took us almost two months," she says. "We worked a lot on her 'resh' letter sound."
The song was supposed to be paired with a shared music video of Buskila and Clarkson for the latter's TV show, but since the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic, that plan has been scrapped for now.
"We realized that we wouldn't be able to do it the way we originally planned for," said Buskila. "I was worried that the whole project would be canceled."