Voice of wis­dom

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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).

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