Check out these clips from The Kelly Clarkson show’s BIG American Idol reunion. Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell dropped by to chat with Kelly Clarkson about the first groundbreaking season of American Idol. Kelly set the bar high as the show’s first winner 17 years ago. Also, her runner-up Justin Guarini is a special guest. Kelly says she hadn’t seen him “in years.” A special treat: Several of Kelly’s fellow season 1 contestants tape messages for the singer!
These are just clips. When the show airs later today, I’ll try to put up full clips. For instance, host Ryan Seacrest dialed in. His clip isn’t included on the show’s Youtube page.
Kelly kicked the reunion off with a cover of Paula’s mega pop hit, “Straight Up.”
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Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul & Randy Jackson Say Kelly Was A ‘Game Changer’ – All three original American Idol judges, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, reunite 17 years after Kelly Clarkson won season one of the show. Plus, Kelly reveals some behind-the-scenes secrets about her live performances.
‘American Idol’ Judges On Hearing ‘The Worst Singers In America’ | The Kelly Clarkson Show – Simon Cowell says he thought American Idol would be a “disaster,” and Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson explain how they played hilarious word games to keep each other entertained during original tapings.
Simon Cowell’s ‘One Wish’ Is To Make A Show With Paula And Randy Again – Season one American Idol judges Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul dish on behind-the-scenes drama during filming and reveal how—even after all these years—they’d still love to work with each other again.
Justin Guarini’s ‘American Idol’ Audition Made Simon Say ‘Thank You, God’ – Justin Guarini explains how he landed his hilarious Diet Dr. Pepper campaign and how his new book, “Audition Secrets,” can help anyone crush their competition. Plus, Kelly’s former American Idol competitors share their well wishes for her new talk show.
Straight Up (Paula Abdul Cover) | Kellyoke – Kelly Clarkson pays homage to one of the first American Idol judges, Paula Abdul, by covering her 1988 hit “Straight Up.”