Friday, May 18, 2007

Simon Cowell Gives Kelly Clarkson Her Due

The following is a quote from Simon Cowell about Kelly Clarkson in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly -- good to see the cranky Brit giving Kelly the credit she deserves.

"Kelly is not a puppet; she does not like to be told what to do. She could have gone the easy route, which is, you go with ['Since U Been Gone' producer] Max Martin -- it's a guaranteed success. She made it absolutely clear that she wanted to steer the musical direction on this record. You just gotta say, 'You know what? This girl has given us millions and millions of sales.' You've got to give her that opportunity. If it works out, fantastic. If she then decides she wants to do a pop album, every good writer and producer wants to work with her. Because Kelly will be here for 30 years. She has one of the best pop voices in the world right now. What she sold in the U.K., Europe, Asia had nothing to do with American Idol. It had everything to do with the fact that she made a great record and she's got an incredible voice. She's not a girl who got lucky in a talent competition; we got lucky to find her."

I agree, I agree, I agree. Good lookin' out, Simon!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you Simon! She is perfection in a package that says "I'm not perfect". She is the best AI winner to date. Without her creditibility as a singer preformer AI wouldn't be nearly as interesting and viable. Future AI winners should watch her stage preformance, they are better than her recordings.