Kelly Clarkson says new song 'Go High' inspired by Michelle Obama
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It was a memorable line from Obama’s speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention that gave Clarkson the idea to co-write “Go High,” the “American Idol” alum tells Entertainment Weekly.

“When they go low, we go high,” the Obama famously said at the convention.

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“When Michelle said that I was like, ‘That is the perfect idea for this song!’ ” Clarkson told the magazine in a Tuesday story.

“Everyone relates to that. No one has gone through life without relating to at some point having to take the high road,” said Clarkson.

“Unlovely people do unlovely things — it’s that lesson,” Clarkson said of her tune. “It’s very easy to be just as ugly or unlovely, but it’s harder to aim higher. The song is basically a one-on-one: ‘Just so you know, this is the struggle bus I’m on. This is what I go through on a daily with you around me.' ”

It’s not the first time Clarkson, 35, has been motivated by Obama.

The Grammy winner was one of several singers who lent their voices to last year’s “This is for my Girls” anthem, which supported Obama’s Let Girls Learn education initiative.