Kelly Clarkson vs. Taylor Swift
The American Idol winner is lashing out in defense of the show that made her famous.
-Kathryn H. Cusimano
Taylor Swift got some heat for her less-than-perfect Grammy performance with Stevie Nicks, but Kelly Clarkson isn’t coming to her defense. Scott Borchetta, the head of Taylor’s record label Big Machine Records, defended the crossover singer, but made a comment that didn’t sit will with Kelly Clarkson.
After calling Taylor “the voice of this generation,” Borchetta added, “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.” Uh-oh, Idol supporters are not going to be pleased!
American Idol’s first winner Kelly Clarkson took to her blog to defend the show’s honor. “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,” Kelly wrote. Tough words for the record exec and his young star!
Kelly added a little self-deprecation to her note, but she wouldn’t back down on her message.
“Every artist has a bad performance or two and that is understandable, but throwing blame will not make the situation at hand any better… instead of lashing out at other artists (that in your ‘humble opinion lack true artistry), you should simply take a break and realize that sometimes things won’t go according to plan or work out and that’s okay.”