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1.18.2006

IS AMERICAN IDOL NOT WORTHY OF USING KELLY CLARKSON'S SONGS?

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.
Source: AP

5 Comments:

Anonymous jpfl said...

1st thing...I do think the whole song thing is a business decision that covers everything and Idol falls in that catagory..
2nd thing- That is a god awful picture of her...love it. Good job TW!

7:16 PM, January 18, 2006  
Blogger ASBO said...

In Kelly's defense, she writes almost all her own songs, I don't blame her for not wanting those no-talent HACKS use her stuff!

2:21 PM, January 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think because she got her start on that show that it means they own her. Simon doesn't out everyone who doesn't let them use their music. I think whether or not you license your songs out is a personal decision, and I don't think Simon should have made it for her, but he made it so if she didn't give in she would be branded a bitch who forgot where she got her start. What a bully! BTW..Ryan and Paula are both idiots.

8:21 AM, January 21, 2006  
Blogger jana said...

this is soooooooo not true at ALL !!! im a huge Kelly fan - and it was NOT her who didn't release permssion for use of her songs - her management didn't want to! but ended up doing it anyway! - and i wouldn't blame her if she was the one that didn't want to release her music !! WHY should she??? - Simon has trashed her and ran her name threw the mud since day one - he has TOTALLY been a ***** to her! - Simon said she wouldn't make it threw the first half of the AI competion and then when she ended up winning and has now sold over 8 million cd worldwide he is embaressed and has a hate on for her! and Kelly will never forget how she got her start she has said that over and over a million times - but every time she turns around someone from AI is bashing her for no reason !!! Ryan is the only one that truly likes her!

11:41 PM, January 25, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I totally agree with Simon. I really don't like her. He tells it like how it is; no beating around the bush. There's just something about her that makes her seem fake.

12:16 AM, January 21, 2007  

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