Voice of wisdom
KELLY Clarkson remembers the moment that changed her life – the day she auditioned for American Idol in 2002. The 35-year-old singer tells Rolling Stone: “Honestly, my place had just burned down in (Los Angeles), I had lived in my car for three days (laughs), and I literally had made that outfit I was wearing. I think the only reason I was probably confident is I had nothing to lose (laughs).” Clarkson not only won the competition, she went on to become one of the most successful singers in Idol history, selling more than 25 million albums to date. Sixteen years later, the tables have turned for Clarkson who now serves as a coach for The Voice Season 14. “I’m looking for believability like a storyteller. I like someone soulful. I think a lot of people try to pay attention to being so technically perfect and I used to do that when I first started, and it’s annoying. It doesn’t sound real, you know? So I’m looking for real storytellers,” she shares with King 5. But as they say, with great power comes great responsibility. Clarkson says she hates deciding on the fate of the contestants. “Oh my gosh, making cuts are the worst. When you have to choose someone on your team over someone else on your team – it’s the worst experience ever. And I’ve experienced a lot of horrible things in the industry and that actually tops it ... I’ve been them and you feel like they feel it’s over, you know? ... I hate it. I’m very much looking forward to America voting and y’all getting the guilt.” — Kenneth Chaw
The Voice Season 14 airs every Tuesday and Wednesday at 2pm on Foxlife (Astro Ch 711).