Kelly became a big huge star thanks to American Idol. Now she is refusing permission for the show to use her songs. Is Kelly being really smart by separating herself from the show or is she forgetting who her audience is? The Post reports:
Before "Breakaway," Clarkson fired Simon Fuller, the "American Idol" creator, as her manager, saying that although he was a "great guy," she needed someone who could give her career more attention. She teamed with Swedish hitmaker Max Martin on "Since U Been Gone."
Cowell said he hoped Clarkson would let her music be used on "American Idol."
"No matter how talented Kelly Clarkson is, she would not be in the position she's in now without winning this show," he said. "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," he said. "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.'"
For his part, Cowell said, "I don't like this, when they walk away from the show and kind of forget."
I think it's fabulous that she became such a big huge star. Admit it, you know you love her songs. Kelly should rethink this decision. If anything, I want to hear others try to sing like her and above all else, Kelly should remember where she came from.