More than a decade after being crowned the first “American Idol,” Kelly Clarkson returned to the stage that made her famous to perform on “Idol’s” Thursday night results show.
Clarkson sang her new single, “People Like Us,” under black lights that showed off her dayglo costume, makeup and nails.
Following her performance, Clarkson revealed that she was nervous to sing in front of new “Idol” judge Mariah Carey.
She even tweeted the day before, “Okay. Tomorrow I'm performing at Idol in front of @MariahCarey. Pray for me. #PleaseDearGodDontLetMeSuck”
Carey eventually joined the “Stronger” singer onstage for a hug.
“If I would have been one of them coming to audition I would have vomited on the stage,” Clarkson said. “I’m so glad you’re not mean.”
Wow. She's the BEST IDOL ever. Kelly and Carrie. Oh and I love Mariah comin up on stage.
Kelly: oh my God, I love her.
Mariah: I need your advice on a new material.
In the case of American Idol, the type of people who are watching the show also tends to heavily reflect on who the winner will be. Thanks to the success of shows like Nashville Star there are very few country music sensations coming from the American Idol camp. However, you do on occasion have a country treasure to find, after all Carrie Underwood and a few other Idol rejects are doing extremely well in country music. The personality of the viewers tends to show in the actual contestants. Those who perform well in styles of music that the audience can connect with tend to stay on the show much longer."
Kelly has meeting 2 already with the big shots...you oh yea you'll be in everyone's business listening too fone calls.
BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWAAAAAAAAAAA--sh!t bagged right in the face
Would someone please send her a different hair color other than blonde?? She looks ridiculous with blonde hair
I liked her with straightened brown hair and bangs. Aka her Super Bowl look.
Popular things dont care who hates them...they worry 3 things...their man, their family and their superiors
otherwise thats it...
Popular things dont care who hates them...they worry 2 things...their man, their family and their superiors
otherwise thats it...
She even looks fat wearing neon.
People still watch American Idol? lol
Very original........................................just kidding, it sucked like always.
Anyone notice that Ms. Potato Head in purple checking out that guy's crotch at 1:20?
What's a "Idol" ?
someone get her another donut... quick!
because in the end the high level opinions are what count...not the low end. opinions....
Kelly is a wonderfur example of talent, people continue too want this woman and she will be a hit forever...
As we disucssed last night there is always jealousy around and we don't need these people–the are not relevant
Prime example of the progress of the downfall of civilization as we know it. This is prime time TV? Hardly!
meh.. they only brought her in because the idol ship is sinking. the show is boring as my poop.
Actually, your poop is quite interesting...
I've just never liked her. I've seen too many interviews and learned things that make me think she tries too hard to be cool. I will say that she IS a good singer. However, anytime I've seen her 'perform', if you can call it that, she is standing or sitting in one place. No movement. Look at this performance. Standing in one spot on the stage, not moving, no energy, constantly holding her diaphragm. How boring. And her eye make up and overall appearance was atrocious.
Give her duet of Fast Cars with Dougherty a try.
she does not need too worry about your approval
JUST DON'T LIKE HER:
I wonder what kind of credentials you have to judge the quality of her singing…….hmmmmmm?
She DOES need a better stylist……..that did NOT look good at all. And, a nutrition/fitness coach would help too.
Kelly Clarkson's performance was amazing. I loved the blacklight and makeup. It was very cool. What is wrong with you people??? This woman has the best voice on the planet, and she is a sweetie. Whoever does not love her voice is just plain tone freaking deaf.
Clive M. Davis can get her hands on another one....non issue in the music business
A talent everyone wants too hear..
Sorry but I don't want to hear her.
kelly is hot
Kelly's new single; People Like Us' is Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Even to a 62 year old nurse.....could so relate !!! :)
I will be 62 this year and loved her duet with Reba-Because of you-great stuff-loved what doesn't kll you makes you stronger lyrics.
thought it was Kelly at her worst
Has anyone on this board simply listened to Kelly Clarkson sing? She is exuberant and talented, in love with what she is doing and full of joy at being able to make others happy with her voice. Does it all have to be with all the mean-spirited posters' idea of class? To even post ugly and crude items about her "class" shows a definitive lack of class in the posters themselves.
I agree Lance.
The caliber and quality of her voice is truly awesome.
Now, as far as "performance", well…….she could work on that. I find it interesting that many GREAT voiced singers don't "perform" that well. Whitney could not dance herself out of a box. Mariah, same thing. Aretha? forget about it.
I just can't think of artists with (whether you like their style or not) powerful voices that can really dance and perform and excite!
How true, Lance. People seem to need to put others down to make themselves feel better about their insecurities. Kelly has a beautiful voice and I have always enjoyed listening and watching her perform.
Why do most people have to post negative comments? Are there really that many miserable people out there? Take your own inventories once in a while. Kelly Clarkson is a gem – awesome singer, humble girl. So happy she has found a nice career and the love of her life – you deserve the best of everything, Kelly – you go, you!!! I think you're an awesome woman and a great power of example to the younger girls.
they will want her when she is 50--its just the way it goes....heck she could be out and could be standing next too cindy crawford....yet they still walk over too Kelly M. first...kelly is very fortunate.
that's why she is in this boat.....no class
Kelly is a talented, great singer, no doubt about that. But every time she opens her mouth on stage, she makes an ass out of herself! Always says something dumb, and she came through again on Idol after she sang. I can't remember exactly what she said, but it was something about her taking a crap. NO class.
I agree about the comments about Niki. At times, she's great. Other times, and there's more of the "other times", she is down right mean or says something stupid. Mariah is the gentle, kinder critique'er, but she gets a little long-winded at times. But her and Keith are my favorite judges. Dawg is so cruel whenever a singer doesn't bring their best. He's trying to be another Simon, I think. Overall, Idol has variety... the good, the bad, the ugly, which is what makes it interesting! :)
agreed - no class.
I didn't like the goofy eye makeup, but she deserves to have some fun if she wishes. Funny someone criticized her weight; I've been saying she looks prettier recently than I've ever seen her. Maybe love has something to do with it. Anyway, we put too much emphasis on what people look like instead of do they have a good heart and a good brain. The reason those of us who are "chunky" should make an effort to lose it is to get healthy.
American Idol has done us such a great service by finding these unbelievable talented people, who other wise would still be unknown. I love this show – all except judge Nikki. Why is she so Getto. She is attractive but this demeans her so much. And some of her comments are fairly strange like "I just want to wear you." Love Maria – such a lady. Nikki needs to take a few lessons from her on how to behave in public!
I truly hope this is Nicki's first and last season on Idol. She's beyond weird and I can't stand her.
Interesting appearance but I thought she looked like a confused goth.
I prefer Candice. Really great.
"Did you hear Kelly Clarkson on 'Idol'?" – No. Thankfully.
She dumb .... but her money is not
Sorry you missed it – your loss. She gets better each time I hear her.
She sang great but she looked like and out of control eye make alien.......it was bad....
Kelly is a gift to the music industry. What a voice! She has a Diva voice but does (not seem to) act like a diva. Refreshing!
I just wish she had a better stylist and nutritionist / work out pro (she needs to shed those pounds now while she is young) and dermatologist.
But so what? If she is happy the way she is, we can all go f…..k ourselves. That voice is crazy good!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kelly Sucked for sure! I love her music and her, but last nights performance on Idol... wow.. total disaster on the neon glowing eyes and dress.. Kelly... next time .. be yourself!
Oh that's just having fun-it wasn't her best look, but who cares as long as she is happy.Very talented and she doesn't have to please everyone because you can't anyway-thought it was trying to address the younger party crowd.
Loved the song, hated the black light. She looked terrible till the full lights came up. A complete distraction. That's what happens whe LD's decide the lights should upstage the talent instead of subte,ly enhancing the experience. Even in music.
Is it just me or does KC look AWFUL?! She "is not a blonde!" YUCK!!!
No, I didn't watch it.
And yet you spend time reading about the thing that you didn't watch, so you don't have the reality of what happened, yet make comments. ???
Kelly has perfect pitch. She's great, no matter what she sings.
That's not difficult with pitch correction and/or lip syncing.
i heard the kelly's new song....she is very amazing and her pitch level is outstanding...clive davis should be very proud of her.
It was just awful.
So good to see the first American Idol on the show last night. Kelly Clarkson is awesome. Enjoyed her performance and the day-glo outfits.
Just so you know Justin and Miley,,,, THAT is how it is done. That is called talent.
I agree, but, it is not their fault if Justin and Miley or Lady Gaga happens to have hired a very diligent, heavily connected PR manager or business manager who promote a client, be it a monkey or a moron.
when one of them is a nag or controlling the other strays...
Ummm Kelly isn't married yet..........
i don't nag him and i let him do what he wants...that's probably why i am fortunate.
Personally, I think that whether or not you are fortunate depends on what it is that your guy is doing that you let him do.
he's love his wife.
she's hot everyday...she's not a slob...
WAS IT JUST ME OR WAS KELLY'S EYE MAKEUP JUST PLAIN SCARRY, HER MAKE UP ARTIST SHOULD BE FIRED IT LOOKED HORRIBLE, AND SHE'S A CUTIE I COULDN'T EVEN WATCH IT SHE LOOKED POSSESSED. WATCH AGAIN YOU'LL SEE.
no...the pen in the ink is good that's why.....
Her makeup was a gimmic for her futuristic song/video. Great talent!!
She's too old to carry that off.
To be clear, anybody over the age of 12 wearing that glow in the dark gingerbread get up would be too old.
It was supposed to look that way for the black lights! Her eye make-up reflected during the show....or didn't you figure that out? I think the show is about singing? right? I actually liked the performance...........and she can sing like noone else!
her makeup is done. well.
and is good looking
Kelly is the talent....the other is not...
Wow! Mariah Carey stood up and hugged her! Even Idol's golden offspring Carrie Underwood didn't receive that much attention from Mariah last week. Anyway, Kelly Clarkson is really funny and great singer though, she assures that America got it right back then.
I think Mariah may be hot for her bod, giving her a hug like that. Is there some lesbean business going on?
Perhaps Mariah was truly glad to see Kelly and stand on stage with her. Get your mind out of the gutter! The hug wasn't all that – unless you wanted it to be more than it was. Geeze.
If Mariah had given me a hug I would shrug my shoulders, she ain't all that.. If Kelly hugged me I would politely tap her on the back. If Carrie Underwood hugged me they would have to mop the floor. Carrie is THAT much better than the other two combined.
Mariah is a true lady. I like her much more after seeing her every week on this show. She just wanted to give her a hug because she had shown that she was a little worried about performing before the queen, Mariah. Wish Nikky would take some lessons on how to behave from Mariah. She ruins this show for me.
I sure am. I'm a powerful and talented singer lady. I used to perform with The Monkees.
Kelly is a true talent and not a ho
I'm so firsty it makes me smile
i lose 25 lbs and going for the next 20 lbs starting monday
Hating popular things is cool I guess. But just because people don't like you doesn't mean you should just go with it and be a jerk. Maybe you negative people should go outside and get some friends and try being nice to other people.
To Really? Your comment about people going outside and getting some friends just made my day – I'm laughing my head. Well put! You kept it nice and simple – good for you!
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