ABC won the bidding war to revive "Idol" earlier this year, shortly after Fox ended the show's 15-year run with a "farewell season". Starting in 2002, Clarkson ended up just edging out runner-up Justin Guarini to be the first victor, launching her into a career of stardom.
Clarkson believes that her upcoming album will be one of the best. Speaking in an interview, the 35-year-old singer explained why she opted to be a coach on "The Voice" rather than a judge on "Idol".
Clarkson's husband, talent manager Brandon Blackstone, now represents another "Voice" coach in Blake Shelton.
America, of course, had other plans: almost nine million people voted to crown Clarkson a victor - and then she had to star in From Justin to Kelly, a box-office bomb she once vowed to never tell her children about. "We have four children - that can be very taxing with a schedule". I'm just me, and if you like that, cool. In fact, it's the kind of single I've been hoping Xtina would drop instead of those stripped-back ballads and bangers.
"Would it have been awesome to come back to the show that started me and help give someone that start?" But that doesn't mean I can't do the same thing on The Voice. I don't really care about being famous ... "Love So Soft" makes familiar hallmarks of current pop Clarkson's own, from the emphasis on percussion (Taylor's new singles, anyone?) over melodies and a chorus that's - in a surprising move for Clarkson - more chanted than belted.