The theme on “Duets” this week is Party Songs and Zap2it has an exclusive sneak peek at mentor superstar Kelly Clarkson and partner Jason Farol practicing their chosen song – “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by the Rolling Stones.

But before they start rehearsals, Kelly wants to watch the “Hallelujah” performance from last week that landed Jason in the sing-for-your-life Bottom 2.

“I  was actually shocked that Jason was second-to-last last week … I thought he did a beautiful job of emoting and I thought he should’ve been higher than he was … then when I watched it back, I was like, ‘OK, there were pitchy places I couldn’t hear,'” says Clarkson.

But she has high hopes for this week, impressed by Jason’s swagger on “Satisfaction,” encouraging him with, “They’re sing-a-long songs, you gotta have that party vibe going.”

“Duets” airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC – but Wednesday is a special episode due to Thursday night’s preemption for the NBA finals. So be sure to tune in to the Party Songs episode, where another contestant goes home, Wednesday, June 13 at 9:30 p.m ET/PT on ABC.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."