Kelly Clarkson: From 'American Idol' to 'The Voice' to 'Duets' - 'I'm super proud'


Kelly Clarkson couldn't feel stronger about many things, including her belief in the power of TV's singing competitions.Riding high on the charts with her single "What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)" -- currently No. 9 on Billboard's Hot 100 -- the two-time Grammy recipient and original winner of FOX's "American Idol" has been a mentor on NBC's "The Voice." Now, she's ready to be both an adviser and a partner to aspiring stars on ABC's "Duets," premiering Thursday, May 24."It's been a misunderstanding that everybody always thinks I'm trying to get away" from such contests, the friendly Clarkson tells Zap2it. "I'm super-proud of how I got in the business, especially a business where there's a lack of funds there used to be. There's no artist development anymore; if you don't make it right off the bat with a No. 1 hit, labels drop you."I don't think that; I know that," Clarkson insists. "I have friends that's...


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