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
The premiere of American Idol season 14 is happening TONIGHT (January 7) at 8/7c on Fox and in celebration, we are taking a look back at the top ten best selling contestants of all time.
As you may have predicted, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood rank above everyone else, but you may be surprised at how many albums some of the non-winners have sold!
This year, returning judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr. are hoping to find an artist that will take a place among the ranks of this list. We’ll have to follow along closely over the next five months to see who comes out victorious.
Last month, the show released a mysterious video with the voices of this year’s top 24 contestants, though we aren’t able to see any of their faces.
Click through the slideshow below to see the best selling contestants…
Former American Idol winner Ruben Studdard will be competing on the upcoming fall edition of The Biggest Loser, according to People.
The 34-year-old singer will appear on the fifteenth season of the hit NBC reality show starring trainers Bob Harper, Jillian Michaels, and Dolvett Quince.
“I’ve never had an issue with my weight,” Ruben has previously told the mag. “[But] my family has a history of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart-related issues – things I didn’t have to deal with yet because I’m young. But I don’t want to be worried at 40, and if I don’t fix things now, I will be.”
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