Kelly Clarkson On Her Canine 'Boyfriends,' Making Fun Of 'The Voice' & 'Saturday Night Live' Preps

Kelly Clarkson chats with Access Hollywood during 'Saturday Night Live' rehearsal in New York City on January 5, 2012 Kelly Clarkson chats with Access Hollywood during 'Saturday Night Live' rehearsal in New York City on January 5, 2012

Kelly Clarkson will perform on “Saturday Night Live” for a third time this weekend (alongside host Charles Barkley), and the “Mr. Know It All” singer is looking forward to returning to the late night comedy show.

“It’s so much fun,” Kelly – who was looking fabulous, sporting sexy, newly-cropped bangs – told Access Hollywood during “SNL” rehearsals in New York on Thursday. “Everybody’s always so nice here and the cast is like a family, so it’s a really cool environment.”

The singer, whose fifth studio album, “Stronger,” is steadily climbing up the music charts, said she loves acting in skits, but doesn’t believe she’ll be able to take part in any of the sketches this time around due to her out-of-state tour rehearsals.

“I’m literally flying out tomorrow morning — I have rehearsal in Connecticut,” she told Access. “We’re starting my tour soon, so we’re literally flying in and out.”

If Kelly’s schedule were to miraculously allow the singer to appear in a sketch, she’s prepared with an idea of who she’d like to play – fellow chart-topper/“The Voice” mentor Christina Aguilera.

“My skit I wanted to do was ‘The Voice,’” she told Access, referencing the hit NBC reality singing competition. “I wanted [Charles] to be on his knees and play Cee Lo [Green] and I wanted to be Christina.

“I just love that show, so I wanted to totally make fun of it,” she added with a laugh. “I make fun of things I like!”

While the 29-year-old – whose love life is often the subject of media scrutiny – hasn’t yet found the man of her dreams, she still believes she’ll get married sooner rather than later.

“It’s not like Jane Austen times — I haven’t lost my glow or anything, hopefully!” she laughed, when asked if her impending 3oth birthday was causing her to wonder if she’d ever say “I do.” “I come from a small town and everyone gets married real quick and has children and everything, and that was never my dream. I’ve never been that kid… I think maybe in the future. But I love my job right now.

Until she finds her soulmate, Kelly — who operates an animal rescue with her family – says she’s content with two her of her canine rescues, who keep her company on the road.

“They sleep with me and they’re like my little buddies. I call them ‘my little boyfriends,’” she said of her dogs. “They’re just awesome. I love them.”

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