Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Throw Down: Kelly Clarkson vs. American Idol

Kelly Clarkson told American Idol to shove it. And Simon Cowell is pissed.

As you've probably heard, Clarkson has refused to license her songs for use on American Idol this season. "It's not what you think," she is saying. "Yeah, right," I am saying. "Stuck-up bitch," Simon is saying.

The way I see it, Kelly's between a rock and a hard place on this one. On the one hand, she's worked so hard to distance herself from American Idol and--so far--the strategy has worked. "Since U Been Gone" BLEW UP this year. It's on everybody's iPod...including mine. (We barely even remember From Justin to Kelly). On the other hand, the way the media has decided to play this one is by making her seem like a little snob who forgot where she came from. What's a girl to do?

I think Kelly will get more cred by not licensing her songs. I like American Idol and all, but let Clay Aiken be their poster boy. She may come off snobby at first, but ultimately she'll be better off without them. But it's not going to be easy. She's kinda made her career on being sort of sweet. She'll have to get ready to start playing hard ass.

UPDATE: Kelly Clarkson is a wimp. She's going to let them use her songs. Some of them. Read about it here.


jungle jane said...

who the heck is kelly clarkson?

femme feral said...

Kelly Clarkson should keep her songs fer sure. Simon should be kissing HER ass. God, the shit they churn out on American Idol. do they do other contemporay songs? are avril lavigne's songs on american idol?

I like kelly. esp. when she wears really dark eye make-up and disses simon cowell. that's a sure way to street cred.

your wed. tv post is hilarious!

Anonymous said...

if i here "since u been gone" one more freakkiingg time im going to puke. maybe clarkson should hire more people to make her some new songs.