The New York Post reports ‘American Idol’ champ Kelly Clarkson abruptly left the set of ‘World Idol’ New Years’ night after gap-toothed plumber Kurt Nilsen of Norway pulled off the shocking upset. Clarkson placed second. “We didn’t get to talk. I think she went back to her hotel I guess,” Nilsen said. Clarkson appeared to grow increasingly disgruntled during the broadcast as the votes from different regions were tallied and it became clear she was losing to an otherwise-unknown singer who resembled a hobbit in the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy.