- ISBN: 9781614646181 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 161464618X (electronic bk.)
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- Publisher: [United States] : Hyperink : 2012.
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Her face stained with tears and the confetti that never seemed to stop falling from the studio sky, Kelly Clarkson made "American Idol" history as the show's first groundbreaking winner. Her voice, strained from several months of non-stop singing, was barely audible during a performance of what would be her first single, "A Moment Like This" and she needed assistance from other Idol contestants to finish the song to its last note. But what was really going through her head was, how did she get here? Would she become a different person? Little did she know that the evening of September 4, 2002 would change her life forever. Kelly Clarkson, a twenty-year old from the small town of Burleson, Texas had finally made it to the big time. But was it what she really wanted? In an interview with The Guardian, Kelly revealed that she did not know what to expect when she first auditioned for "Idol". The whole concept of reality television was still in its infancy stages and "Idol" would be the first live singing competition of its kind where the viewers would ultimately pick the winner. She revealed, "I had no idea what the show was until the third audition. My life goal was just to be a backup singer. I never intended to be up front. But then my apartment in L.A. burned down and I had to move home. I had no money and I had to sleep in my car for three days. I just auditioned for this thing that said they'd pay you, and it happened to be "American Idol". I didn't go into it thinking this would happen; I went into it thinking it might pay my electric bill." When Kelly heard about the "American Idol" auditions, she was skeptical of the process. She revealed, "When I auditioned, I only had a bunch of photographs to my name. I figured I'd get to sing and make some money to pay the bills.
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