Kelly Clarkson Fires Back At Scott Borchetta ‘Idol’ Diss

reacted to comments by Taylor Swift’s label boss Scott Borchetta following a Grammy performance with Stevie Nicks that many have been critical of on her blog at WordPress on Thursday (February 4). The ‘American Idol’ season one winner wasn’t happy with this remark:

This is not ‘American Idol.’ This is not a competition of getting up and seeing who can sing the highest note. This is about a true artist and writer and communicator. It’s not about that technically perfect performance.

Clarkson responds:

Wow… Dear Scott Borchetta,

I understand defending your artist obviously because I have done the same in the past for artists I like, including Taylor, so you might see why its upsetting to read you attacking ‘American Idol’ for producing simply vocalists that hit ‘the high notes’. Thank you for that ‘Captain Obvious’ sense of humor because you know what, we not only hit the high notes, you forgot to mention we generally hit the ‘right’ notes as well. Every artist has a bad performance or two and that is understandable, but throwing blame will not make the situation at hand any better. I have been criticized left and right for having shaky performances before (and they were shaky) and what my manager or label executives say to me and the public is “I’ll kick butt next time” or “every performance isn’t going to be perfect” … I bring this up because you should take a lesson from these people and instead of lashing out at other artists (that in your ‘humble’ opinion lack true artistry), you should simply take a breath and realize that sometimes things won’t go according to plan or work out and that’s okay.


One of those contestants from who only made it because of her high notes

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4 thoughts on “Kelly Clarkson Fires Back At Scott Borchetta ‘Idol’ Diss

  1. Annechantal says:

    I am one of KC’s BIGGEST fans but I am none too pleased the way she has been handling certain situations as of late. First, we are subject to her “Dear Kanye” letter, and while yes, I realize Kanye is an idiot, she came across as a child when she blogged her open letter to him. Now, we get this letter to Scott. Who, by the way, wasn’t disrespecting Idol in any way – it was simply the way he worded it that made it SOUND that way. Keep in mind that this isn’t the first time Kelly has thrown a fit. She disrespects Clive Davis, Ryan Tedder…all these sudden outbursts she’s having are the perfect way for her to kiss her career goodbye. Anyway, follow me @annechantal on Twitter and check my YouTube channel (linked on my twitter) for EXCLUSIVE Kelly Clarkson videos and songs.

  2. tom says:

    what do you care what she does? no one should care so much about other peoples’ lives. you seem like a dumb teenager or a very immature 20-something-year-old.
    for someone who thinks that Kelly misinterpreted something, you sure are quick to assume what Kelly is saying. Perhaps you misinterpret what Ms. Clarkson is saying. Everyone has a right to stand up for what they believe in…. this however, is Kelly’s life and stuff that pertains to her… NOT YOU.

    Best of luck!

  3. Already FAT says:

    Kelly should learn how to shut up!

    She always comments on everything! I love her music, but she should try and stuff a cheeseburger in her mouth instead because lashing out at people makes her look so affected. I understand Clarkson’s statement and the same goes for Borchetta. And then she goes about by bragging that she hits the ‘right’ notes?! Oh please! She’s going way overboard with speaking what’s on her mind.

    Enough girl!

    Taylor may not have hit the “right” notes with the performance, but she’s pretty sure she has hit the RIGHT body figure, the RIGHT album, the RIGHT sales, the right crowd, and the RIGHT time.

  4. Musichead2 says:

    Check out that hot new singer chick, Samantha Marq, on YouTube ” welcome to Philly” this girl is super talented!!!!

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