Kelly Clarkson Explains Why She Chose The Voice Over American Idol 

Posted: 6:06 am Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

By Staff Writer

Kelly Clarkson has opened up about why she decided to become a judge on The Voice in 2018 — despite the fact that she was discovered on rival show American Idol‘s first-ever season. “Think of how felt,” she tells Entertainment Tonight about fans’ surprised reaction to the choice. “[But] I’ve been in talks with The Voice about doing stuff for years. It’s a family decision too, for us. Like, my husband [Brandon Blackstock] manages Blake [Shelton] so we’re all in one place and it’s going to be good. And I’m excited, ya’ll.” Clarkson goes on to say that there are no hard feelings between her and American Idol host Ryan Seacrest. “We’ve never been on, like, opposing networks and so it was funny,” she admits. “We had a good laugh about it.”