'American Idol' made me what I am today: Kelly Clarkson
'American Idol' alum Kelly Clarkson has credited the singing reality show for making what she is today.
Los Angeles: 'American Idol' alum Kelly Clarkson has credited the singing reality show for making what she is today.
Clarkson, 32, said her life could not have been any better if she had not participated on the show, reported People magazine.
"I'm considerably blessed in my life. I came from nothing, and my life took a whirlwind change overnight. My life couldn't be any better. But you just pause and go, 'Why wouldn't you want to give back? Why wouldn't you want to help out when you have so much spotlight to share?,'" she said. Clarkson said music has a healing power.
"Music has such an influence on our emotions, and it aids in recovery. It's kind of a healthy little elixir for everyone. And I can relate to it: I was very much an outsider as a kid, and music kind of saved me."