Over 20 years after Kelly Clarkson gained “American Idol” with Justin Guarini because the runner-up, the 2 are taking a stroll down reminiscence lane. Throughout a current episode on “The Kelly Clarkson Present,” the previous costars mirrored on their backstage reminiscences and revealed there was even some pleasant competitors off stage.
Guarini mentioned he and the previous decide on “The Voice” handed the time whereas they weren’t performing by taking part in the favored card recreation Pace. “If you happen to ever have the possibility to see Kelly and she or he ever says, ‘Hey do you wish to play a card recreation?’ Do not,” Guarini instructed Clarkson’s different visitor, Alexandra Daddario.
“I’ve all the time been aggressive,” Clarkson replied. Guarini laughed, “She’s a killer,” recalling that he solely gained a few the hundred video games the pair performed collectively.
This is not the primary time the achieved vocalist and mom of two has opened up about her early days of fame. On a extra critical word, Clarkson recalled going through pressures to be extra sexual as a rising pop star in an interview with Selection in September 2022. “It was simply actually onerous for me to navigate the trade,” she instructed the publication. “I keep in mind this one device I labored with — this dude came visiting my home and put down some magazines and was like, ‘So that is what you are competing with.’ There have been bare individuals on the quilt! I’ve no downside with nudity. I am, like, a complete nudist. However that is simply not my vibe, artistry-wise. A little bit thriller goes a good distance for me. However I actually checked out this older white man and was like, ‘Uh, no. That is not what I am competing with.'”
Regardless of being thrust into the highlight at 20 years previous, Clarkson has carved out her personal lane, and it is a pleasure to see her and her “American Idol” and “From Justin to Kelly” costar reunite all these years later. Take a look at Clarkson and Guarini’s playful dynamic within the clip above.