Kelly Clarkson says No to Idol

Published: 2006-01-19
Contestants all over America are vying to become the fifth American Idol. But people on this season's show will not be able to sing songs by the first year's winner.

Kelly Clarkson isn't letting any of her songs be used by American Idol contestants on the show.

Clarkson won the first American Idol competition in 2002 beating out thousands of people who tried out for the reality television program. After the success of her 2003 album Thankful she attempted to part ways with her pop musical style and go in a more rock influenced direction with Breakaway.

But American Idol judge Simon Cowell says Clarkson isn't being thankful for her start "I think that by ignoring the show you're ignoring the audience who put you there," Cowell told the Associated Press.

But Sony BMG spokesman Roger Widynowski told AP that she is just not letting her songs be licensed for anything, Idol related or not. And the show's executive producer Nigel Lythgoe echoed similar statements saying that he requested the songs to be used but isn't even sure if Clarkson is aware of the situation.

No comments as of yet from the Idol herself.

Writer: Michelle Garcia

   

 

Fatal error: Call to undefined function session_is_registered() in /home2/soulshi/public_html/news/newsarticle.php on line 513
I think that Kelly should be able to do what she wants being that she got herself there, not the American Idol show!

Posted by: Anonymous on January 22, 2006
I think Kelly is being very rude to the people and fans that admire her by not letting the new 5th year Idols sing her songs.
Posted by: Anonymous on March 08, 2006
I REALLY DON'T CARE ABOUT ALL THE DRAMA BEHIND AMERICAN IDOL. I LOVE KELLY AND SUPPORT WHATEVER DECISIONS SHE MAKES WITH HER CAREER. KELLY'S NEW ALBUM IS GONNA KICK BUTT. AMERICAN IDOL NEEDS 2 LAY OFF, THANK U VERY MUCH. GO BOTHER RUBEN STUDDARD, LOL.
Posted by: Anonymous on March 24, 2007
Please login / register to post a personalized comment, or you may simply post as an Anonymous user.
SPEAK OUT! Post your comments about this article here.