WENN reports last season’s ‘American Idol’ champ Kelly Clarkson held ambitions of having a successful music career in her teens, and it was that ambition that made her a well-behaved student. “The only reason I went to classes and made an effort was because you had to get good grades to be in the choir,” she said. “I was really involved in high school.”
Kelly Clarkson’s Advice To Ruben Studdard
May 23, 2003 – Kelly Clarkson, who was on Wednesday night’s ‘American Idol’ to perform and hand over the torch, had some words of advice for her successor, Ruben Studdard. “People are going to push you and they’re going to pull you and you’ve got to let them know, ‘I can’t do that now. I have to have a little time for myself here,'” Clarkson told Access Hollywood.