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‘American Horror Story’ Warped Fiona Apple’s ‘Criminal’ Last Night

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Last week’s premiere of American Horror Story: Freak Show found series MVP Jessica Lange singing a cover of David Bowie’s misty-eyed 1971 classic, “Life on Mars.” The showy tribute was so warmly received that the track is now available for purchase on iTunes — impressive. So how did the AHS crew decide to follow that performance up? By having actress Sarah Paulson — who plays conjoined twin sisters Bette and Dot Tattler — sing a cover of Fiona Apple‘s breakout hit, “Criminal,” for last night’s episode. The above clip isn’t quite as striking as Apple’s original video for the 1997 single, but still, it’s worth a watch, if for no reason but to see Paulson duet with herself. Check it out above.