Real Name: Kelly Brianne Clarkson
Height: 5' 4"
Hair: Dark Brown
Born: April 24, 1982 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Discovered: In middle school, Kelly was overheard singing in a school corridor by a teacher, who invited her to join the school choir. That made her interested in a full-time music career and following her high school graduation, she relocated to Los Angeles, California.
Clarkson worked as an extra on television (on Sabrina the Teenage Witch) and worked briefly with songwriter Gerry Goffin. After her Los Angeles apartment burned down, however, she moved back to Texas, discouraged but still intent on a career in show business. She still managed some odd jobs such as cocktail waitressing, being a Red Bull promo girl, and telemarketing.
Clarkson auditioned for American Idol along with ten thousand other people in 2002. Impressed by her performance, the panel of judges put her through to the next round. Upon landing a final thirty spot, Clarkson was praised by the judges for her rendition of Aretha Franklin's "Respect". She moved on to the final ten, receiving a number two spot in her group. Once in the top ten, Clarkson gradually moved into the position of competition favorite, performing songs such as Carole King's "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" and Bette Midler's "Stuff Like That There".
On September 4, 2002, Clarkson won the competition, and became and instant star which she has maintains today.
Breakaway re-mix (2005)
Продолжение ниже рекламного блока:
From Breakaway - "Breakaway"; "Since U Been Gone"; "Behind These Hazel Eyes"; "Because of You"
From Thankful - "A Moment Like This"; "Before Your Love"; "Miss Independent"; "Low"; "The Trouble with Love Is"
Romance: Dating Graham Colton, the lead singer of the Texas-based Graham Colton Band. The band opened for Kelly's 2005 summer tour.
Quotes: "Everyone says I'm like the girl next door...Y'all must have really weird neighbors!" - Kelly Clarkson
"God will never give you anything you can't handle, so don't stress." - Kelly Clarkson
"I never said I was a 'good girl.' I'm not a bad girl. I'm just normal, and that's what I'm going to be. There's no bad girl with whips and chains that's going to come out. I think people like me because I was myself." - Kelly Clarkson
"I'm a hygiene freak. I'm like obsessive-compulsive when it comes to washing your hands." - Kelly Clarkson
"I'm a jeans girl!" - Kelly Clarkson
"I'm cute - and God I hate that. Because that's not cool. I'm like your niece, and nobody wants to date their niece. It's the chubby cheeks. The whole reason people voted for me on American Idol is because I'm an everyday, normal girl." -
"If I can wake up everyday before I die and know that I don't have to serve anyone food or drinks, I will be happy!" - Kelly Clarkson