On September 19, the original jury from the hits contest reunited on the Hollywood Walk of Fameas Clarkson received her star 20 years after being the first contestant to win “American Idol” in 2002. Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson Everyone came to support the singer.
The trio spoke on behalf of Clarkson, with Cowell taking the lead and saying Clarkson had given him job security after winning. He said her talent ultimately helped keep “American Idol” on television. “There was a moment when you sang ‘Respect’ and we were all looking at each other going, ‘Oh my God, thank you,'” Cowell told Clarkson. “I remember that moment when your name was called and I honestly thought to myself, we can have another season because of you.”
The former judge continued: “I said to the record label, ‘I don’t think you’ve got who you’ve got a contract with here. This girl has eyes of steel and she knows their streak.’ And Kelly always knew her lane.”
Kelly Clarkson became the latest star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Access Hollywood caught up with the music superstar after the ceremony, and she shared how it felt to celebrate the honor with her children to see it.
Cowell also touched on the talk show host’s personality and character, praising her for always being kind to those around her. “American Idol.” “The Kelly you see in front of the camera is the Kelly you see behind the camera,” he shared. – She is one of the kindest, most loyal, most talented people with whom I had the great, great happiness.”
Abdul, who co-judged with Cowell from 2002-2009, echoed his sentiments. “I love you and thank you for changing the trajectory of my life,” she told Clarkson. “And for making me believe, like a child believes in Santa Claus, that talented young people can do this and they can succeed.”
Additionally, Clarkson got emotional during her performance and decided to thank those who have supported her over the years. “I won here 20 years ago,” she said. “I’m very lucky and lucky because I know a lot of talented people who love to sing and who can do it and write songs and even talk show hosts – a lot of people could do it and I’m just lucky that I got the chance” .
The superstar concluded: “There are dreams that you didn’t know you had and they end up coming true and you feel extremely blessed.”
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