Kelly Clarkson is opening up about her time on American Idol and which other winner she doesn’t think she would have beat if they were on the same season – Ruben Studdard!
The 34-year-old singer chatted with Harry Connick Jr. for an upcoming episode of Harry. He served as a judge on the singing competition for the final three seasons!
“Ruben. He was the second winner. Yeah, Ruben would have been hard,” Kelly said. “I feel like there are nights when I can be effortless and those are amazing and I feel like, Oh My God. I’m amazing but he’s effortless every time.”
Harry responded by saying, “Do you ever find when you come off stage that you thought you were the most amazing thing ever and you kind of got a whatever response and vice versa. Happens all the time right?”
Kelly replied, “Yes, yes.”
Kelly kicked off Harry’s new segment “American Idol: Then and Now” which will run through November, following up with past Idol contestants including Kelly, Ruben, Kellie Pickler, and more!
Kelly Clarkson’s Biggest American Idol Competition
Kelly Clarkson and her adorable daughter River Rose, 2, dance to Salt-N-Pepa‘s “Push It” as part of the Diabetes Dance Dare to raise money for the disease.
“I’ve been dared by Melissa Peterman to do the Diabetes Dance Dare,” the 34-year-old entertainer said in the video. “So I accepted your challenge — so does River Rose, she’s already ready. She’s prepping, this is her warm-up.”
The 34-year-old singer has revealed that she made her husband Brandon Blackstock get a vasectomy.
“I was literally pregnant with Remi, and I was like, ‘You are getting fixed. This will never happen to me again,’” Kelly said on SiriusXM’s The Jenny McCarthy Show. “If something happens, it’s a miracle of God. I literally told my OBGYN on the table while open, ‘If I get pregnant again, I will find you!’”
“I was like hospitalized both pregnancies. And then I thought, I wanted another little buddy [for River]. I didn’t want a kid to just be an odd man out because I felt like that a lot. I wanted her to have somebody her age, like when we’re traveling. And so I thought, ‘OK, we’ll just do it again.’ I was like, ‘There’s no way it can happen again,’ but it was worse. Remi‘s pregnancy was worse than River‘s,” Kelly added.
Pictured inside: Kelly attending a signing for her book “River Rose and the Magical Lullaby” on Thursday night (October 6) at Barnes & Noble in New York City.
The 55-year-old entertainer, who was on the show with Kelly Clarkson, made some comments about Angelina and Brad earlier in the week. Melissa revealed that Angelina‘s “fixer” contacted her about the comments to do damage control.
“I haven’t spoke to Brad in forever,” Melissa said. “Every time I say something it gets turned around and twisted and all of a sudden I’m saying something about [Angelina] … so I thought I would do what I do best, and I wrote a song about it today.”
Kelly Clarkson is all smiles while making an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Tuesday (October 4) in New York City.
The 34-year-old entertainer promoted her new children’s book “River Rose and the Magical Lullaby” – which is available now – and also talked about butchering President Barack Obama‘s name when she had to introduce him during his time as a junior senator.
“I completely butchered it,” Kelly told Seth. “I wanted to die. I wanted to fall down and pretend like, ‘Oh she had a stroke.’ I wanted to fake some horrible thing. Cut to afterwards, I’m like ‘Oh my God this new senator… I feel so horrible. I’ve got to find him and apologize.’ I couldn’t find him, and it was horrible because everyone was like, ‘You’ll never see him again.’”