Watch: Jimmy Fallon and Kermit perform 'Rainbow Connection' to announce 2019 Doodle 4 Google theme
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Jimmy Fallon and special guest Kermit the Frog performed a touching “Rainbow Connection” duet leading into a big announcement last night (Jan. 7) on “The Tonight Show.”

Fallon played the ukulele and kept perfect time with his “It’s Not Easy Being Green” partner as he crooned his iconic dream-loving anthem. When they finished, Fallon asked Kermit what he was doing there. The fun-loving frog said he thought he could talk about what they were doing together for Google.

After a brief aha moment, Fallon explained the annual Doodle 4 Google contest, in which kids submit drawings for a chance to win scholarship money and for their doodle to be featured on the Google home page for one day. Then Kermit announced the 2019 Doodle 4 Google theme as “When I grow up, I hope …” Find out more about entering this year’s Doodle 4 Google competition here.

The 2018 Doodle 4 Google winner’s drawing is being featured on the home page today (Jan. 8). This year marked the tenth anniversary of the competition and the theme was “What inspires me …” Second-grader Sarah Gomez Lane drew dinosaurs to depict her dream of becoming a paleontologist someday. The talented youngster also won $30,000 in a scholarship fund. Watch a behind-the-scenes look at the winning selection below.

Kermit the Frog is one of the most beloved Muppet characters of all time, who has inspired children and people of all ages via the Emmy-winning children’s show “Sesame Street.” Music is always a big part of the show. “Rainbow Connection” was featured as the theme of “The Muppet Movie” in 1979. It received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song at the 52nd Annual Academy Awards.

Jimmy Fallon has performed scores of duets with his famous guest stars on “The Tonight Show” through the years and this one may just be the sweetest. As previously reported, Fallon's 2019 kickoff episode also included an all-star performance of Kelly Clarkson's hit "Since U Been Gone." Watch Kermit and Fallon perform “Rainbow Connection” above.