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Kelly Clarkson Wants To Help ‘The Voice’ Contestants Not Make Money Off Of Them

Jack Tomas

Jack Tomas

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In the annals of talent competition show history, one winner stand above the rest: Kelly Clarkson. Maybe it’s because she was the first, winning the first season of American Idol back in 2002. She also had amazing success with her singing career. Now as she begins her tenure on The Voice, Kelly Clarkson thinks about how best she can serve the contestants.

Though Kelly will not come out and say it directly, she has implied that the deal she got after American Idol, which she just recently left, was not a fair one. She was young and the show exploited her. This includes having her star in the cinematic abomination that is From Justin to Kelly. Now that she’s older and wiser she thinks that she could offer something more than she got to the contestants on The Voice. Not only can she help them win, she can offer mentorship. She says,

“I was so young when I started [on Idol]. I would’ve loved to have had someone who was looking out for me rather than having to make money off of me. I would’ve loved to have somebody in my corner like that — so it’s nice to be that person for someone.”

She’s fighting a bit of an uphill battle with The Voice, however. No singer to win The Voice has ever gone on to superstardom the way Kelly did with American Idol. If she is able to offer her experience as a winner of one of these shows plus her 15 years in the music business to help guide the winner after the show, then she could help produce the next…well…Kelly Clarkson.


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