Kelly Clarkson was supposedly in talks to make her grand return to American Idol when ABC brings it back from the morgue next year, but there’s been a twist bigger than the one that Ryan Seacrest’s panties get into when his hairstylist uses the wrong kind of pomade. TMZ said that Kelly was making room in her schedule to shoot American Idol, but it turns out that she was making room in her schedule to shoot Idol’s nemesis The Voice. NBC snatching Kelly Clarkson away from ABC is going to lead to the NBC Peacock v. Mickey Mouse bitch fight I’ve been waiting for.
Variety says that Kelly will begin swinging around in that stupid red chair in February 2018 when she becomes a coach alongside Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. Kelly will make her debut on season 14 and they haven’t decided who the fourth coach will be. Another American Idol alumni, Jennifer Hudson, will be a coach on season 13 along with Adam, Blake and Miley Cyrus. The Voice people have apparently been asking Kelly to be a coach for a long time but she had to turn them down due to scheduling conflicts. Kelly spit this out about coaching contestants who will probably never become stars and will be lucky to become regulars on the county fair circuit:
“I’m so excited to join ‘The Voice’ at NBC. We’ve gone back and forth about a role as a coach for years, but the timing hasn’t been right until now. I have always loved appearing on the show as an adviser or performer and established an amazing relationship with the network during my Christmas special. I can’t wait to turn my chair and see the faces of up-and-coming artists and provide them with the help and support they’ve needed to break into the industry. Watch out Shelton, I’m comin’ to win!!”
TMZ says that Kelly was talking to ABC about doing Idol but they couldn’t afford her and so NBC paid up and got her. Kelly’s season of The Voice will probably go head-to-head with American Idol, which premieres around March 2018.
You know that saying, “Don’t forget where you came from”? (Side note: I almost typed “Don’t forget who you came on.” That’s also a good saying to trrrrrry to live by.) Both Kelly and JHud haven’t forgotten where they came from, but they did take a giant shit of betrayal on it by joining its nemesis! I like that disloyal move, though, and it’s the best thing Kelly has done since the cinematic masterpiece From Justin to Kelly.