Part of the reason I liked Kelly Clarkson is that in addition to having an awesome voice, she always seemed so unpretentious. Well, things might be changing with our girl Kelly. Seems like the former American Idol winner (or someone in her camp) has decided not to let any of American Idol's new contestants use her songs during the competition. Huh? Why not? This is the show that made her a star! If it wasn't for AI, Kelly would still be working at Burger King or wherever back in Texas! I can understand not wanting to be completely known as the American Idol winner, but pulling your songs from the show isn't going to do that. Not cool, Kelly or whoever.
Although, it is important to point out that Kelly herself may have had nothing to do with this decision and it may just be a business thing she had no control over. A spokesperson for BMG said "Clarkson is not allowing any of her songs to be licensed for other uses,"and "It has nothing to do with Idol." In addition, AI's executive producer, Nigel Lythgoe, said he requested songs to be used on this year's show and he's not even sure Clarkson herself is aware of the situation. One thing is for sure, whether Clarkson knows or not, Simon Cowell is pissed off about the whole thing saying, "No matter how talented Kelly Clarkson is, she would not be in the position she's in now without winning this show. And forget the way she feels about us or the producers or anybody else, or the terrible songwriters she alleges she was with which sold her millions of records. It's the public who bothered to pick up the phone to vote for her. If she refuses to give songs to be used on the show, it's like saying to every person who voted for you, `you know what? Thank you. I'm not interested in you anymore.'" "I don't like this, when they walk away from the show and kind of forget." As usual, Simon's right again.