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Rihanna & Kelly Clarkson: 'American Idol' Performers!

Rihanna & Kelly Clarkson: 'American Idol' Performers!

Rihanna and Kelly Clarkson make an appearance on American Idol on Thursday (April 14).

Rihanna performed her song “California King Bed,” which she sang at the ACM Awards last week with Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles.

Kelly performed her duet with Jason Aldean, “Don’t You Wanna Stay.”

While on the show, Rihanna revealed that fans can be a part of her upcoming tour by sitting in a section ON the stage!

Rihanna Performs on American Idol

Kelly Clarkson & Jason Aldean Perform on American Idol

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  • Boo

    I love Rihanna and California King Bed is one of my all time favorite songs from her. I just wish she could sound the same way live as she does on her records. *disappointed*

  • Dani

    Kelly won hands down!!!!! and she totally looked amazing. AND kicked ryans butt for being weird with her tweets on the show hahaha. GO ON CLARKSON!!!!!!!!!

  • faizz

    LOVED Rihannas perfomance. Can’t wait for the LOUD tour!

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  • jane

    LOVE this music it remembers me this great band !

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  • Remi

    Geez… thanks for the spoiler Jared it hasn’t even been shown on the west coast yet.

  • tessy


    Kelly sounded great, but looked super chubby on my tv. Her hair looked major greasy too:(

  • Nicky

    She looked and sounded great. I just wish she was more consistent with her vocals. Rihanna is one of those people who one minute I think she can sing and the next minute I’m not sure. If she stays consistent I think she will prove that she can.

  • cute

    Rihanna is a cute girl but she can’t sing.

  • lololol

    lolololololol@the big red clown.

  • Jan

    Rihanna should be a model not a singer

  • Jan

    Rihanna should be a model not a singer.

  • Caian

    Kelly was amazing at the performance!!

  • marisa

    Great performances. I was reminded of what a great set of pipes Clarkson has. This season of American Idol is by far one of my favorites, if not my favorite. It doesn’t matter who wins, or who gets eliminated; they’re all going to get signed because they’re all great singers.

  • H.

    balding ho

  • gem & i

    Kelly Clarkson has a great voice.
    Rihanna not so much.

  • seven dust

    I like Rihanna’s dress but the red hair has to go!

  • seven dust

    I like Rihanna’s dress but the red hair has to go!!

  • seven dust

    I like Rihanna’s dress but the red hair has to go!!!

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  • ha!

    RiRi only has two hairs left when you take off that wig.

  • cg

    How Rude.

  • oseary

    @cg: Yep, but it’s true. She looks rih-diculous.

  • Simon

    This show is STILL on? Pttfff.

  • Kiki

    Cant sing…do not like the dress or hair

  • lovelydee

    They both did a good job.

  • chris

    Kelly Clarkson has and will always rule that stage!!! She and Jason are HOT!!!

  • QT Pie

    Kelly Clarkson was GORGEOUS dahlings. And she sounded AH-MAZING. Flawless. Stunning even. The original and always the best. And Jason Aldean was not bad either. Rihanna was better than her usual, but that hair has got to go. It’s not helping your singing, honey.

  • JJ

    Jason Aldean was kind of all over the place with his own song. I was feeling like Kelly had to make it comfortable for him to go to the right pitch. But yeah, lot of off moments.

  • kerri

    I enjoyed Rihanna’s performance. I am glad that she was covered up for once and just used her voice and not her body.

  • SHIT

    Rihanna sing better than usual there ! But still not enough for a worldwide singer … Good RECORDING singer though !

  • tal

    rihanaaaaaaaaaaa the best

  • ninjalilly

    Kelly: Amazing singing as always. She looked ok. She looked great on Ellen the other day. She’s funny. I love this girl.

    Rihanna: I liked the hair. I guess I’m the only one. I thought she looked pretty. I thought she sung pretty well. I was expecting to say she was a terrible singer, because usually, that is what I think, but she sounded alright and I was impressed.

  • cg

    She did not look super chubby, she is losing some weight, and her hair did not major greasy. Kelly is a hygiene freak, has class, and knows not to go on national television having greasy hair.

  • greggy

    kelly ….fuuuuuuckkkkk those vocals are insanely great

  • Sacha

    MARRY ME RIRI. lol

    These girls are both fabulous <3

  • Kerri

    Kelly Clarkson was amazing but is it me or does her ass look bigger?

  • musicfan

    Kelly has always had a big butt but so what she likes it and says she gets it from her Greek hertiage so.

  • Eininable

    Rihanna is bigger than Beyonce now. Little head with a big body. She cant sing. Very nice Kell!

  • kerri

    @Musicfan: I didn’t know that. I guess you learn something new everyday.

  • RG

    @Boo: You have to be CRAZY she sounded just like the record. I don’t like the red hair but she is so HOT she can wear anything she wants. Kelly has a great voice but to say Rihanna don’t you must be deaf and also I would like to compare albums sold and there bank accounts.

  • damn

    I am so proud of Rihanna, she sounded AND looked AMAZING. Keep it up girl!

    Kelly can obv sing but her song was so boring.