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Kelly Clarkson Praises New American Idol Judges

February 19, 2013 03:00 PM by Lisa Princ

With all the drama and tension that has taken place this season on American Idol‘s judging panel, it’s no wonder that so many show alumni have been quick to bash the series. However, the show’s very first winner, Kelly Clarkson was one of the few who actually praised the singing the competition and the judges. What did she have to say?

With the drama and tension between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey this season on American Idol, it’s no wonder that show alumni such as Clay Aiken, have dissed the series, claiming that it is no longer about the talent, hinting that the panel has stolen the spotlight. Another alum that was also not kind, was Jennifer Hudson, who claimed that Idol has “run its course”, and “should go out while it’s still on top,” with nothing positive to say about the changes. However, the show’s original winner, Kelly Clarkson had much nicer things to say when asked about the judges this season.

“The show needed to be freshened up a bit,” Clarkson said recently, according to Perez Hilton. But it wasn’t just the show itself that Clarkson dished positively on. In fact, she had some positive comments about the judges, or more so, Mariah Carey. “I’m a huge fan of Mariah Carey. If I had seen her as one of the judges when I was trying out, that would have been so cool,” Clarkson continued.

What do you think of Clarkson’s positive comments about American Idol this season? Do you agree or disagree with her? We know you have an opinion and we want to hear it. Let us know your thoughts by posting a comment below.

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2 Responses to “Kelly Clarkson Praises New American Idol Judges”

  1. Ken Marshall Says:
    February 21st, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Are you kidding me. Nicki must not have had sex for a long time to go after 18 yr. olds on Idol. She has no morals, no talent and no credentials to be a judge of talent especially singing since she’s a rapper , need I say more.

  2. Karolyn Says:
    February 22nd, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Nicki is gross; no talent and that awaful whiney voice. She has to go before the show will be worthy of watching again.


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