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Kelly Clarkson Reveals Why She Didn’t Want to Win ‘American Idol’

Kelly Clarkson Reveals Why She Didn’t Want to Win ‘American Idol’

Kelly Clarkson is getting candid about the reality of winning the first season of American Idol.

The 37-year-old “Love So Soft” singer opened up about the experience in an interview with USA Today.

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“The first three years of my career was me just paying for winning a talent show. I got real bitter. I was just looking for anyone to talk to who knew what I was going through. And that’s why I like to do that for artists on The Voice. It’s actually healed that bitterness I used to carry, being able to be that for somebody else,” she said before going on to explain what was required of her after winning.

“It’s really funny, because I knew that the winner of Idol would have to do that movie [with runner-up Justin Guarini] and I didn’t want to do that movie. And I think Justin did. So, we were totally cool with him winning and me not winning, so I didn’t have to do [the movie]. But I won, and had to do it. Contractually obligated.”

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