Kelly Clarkson Announces The Album She's 'Always Wanted To Make'

Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson Announces The Album She's 'Always Wanted To Make'

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.

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