When American Idol premiered on Fox-TV on June 11, , it was far from certain that the “Search for a Superstar” the show’s subtitle was going to produce one. Music critics didn’t give the series much credibility and radio did not go out of its way to play songs by Idol finalists. The industry should have known better, based on the success of Pop Idol in the United Kingdom. The first of that show’s two seasons did produce two superstars, in Will Young and Gareth Gates. Gates’ first release, a remake of “Unchained Melody,” debuted at No. The stage was set for similar success in America but there was no guarantee. Then along came Kelly Clarkson, though the singer from Burleson, Texas, was not an obvious winner in the early days of season one of American Idol. Executive producer Nigel Lythgoe says, “Justin Guarini and Tamyra Gray, we all said right from the beginning, those two. Tamyra was going to win.
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Luke, stating he’s difficult to work with, demeaning and a liar, thus “making the artist look bad”. Luke provided the drums, bass and programming as well as working with Martin on guitars and synthesizers. It was given a digital release on January 16, at Amazon. The song was also released as a download on January 16 in Australia on iTunes. On January 23, the song was announced as the most added song to radio in Australia.
Kelly didn’t come through.
It marked Clarkson’s second solo country single and her third as a main act, following the country reissue of ” Mr. Know It All ” , and ” Don’t Rush ” It was released as a digital download on June 25, worldwide, making it her first country single to receive an international release. She also noted that Clarkson’s voice is “big and soulful, that’s why this song doesn’t feel, well, married to one genre”, and compared it to a “mid-‘ 90s Alanis Morissette. The video shows various scenes from weddings, like cutting the cake, brides and bridesmaids, throwing the bouquet, dancing at the wedding reception, walking down the aisle and first kisses.
The couples shown include gay couples. Clarkson, a bride-to-be herself when the video was filmed, portrays a singer singing at a barnyard wedding as she is accompanied by her band.
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Bruce Waynne of the Midi Mafia production team played the song for Fantasia, who recorded it for her second album, but not before doing some research.
You can acheive anything you want. Success is in your hands, not a man’s so I think this song means that she doesn’t need a man in her life, and the heartbreak he caused her only made her stronger. So in the end if a guy hurts you, you really do grow from that, you become stronger. Honestly he helped you, in a weird twisted way. But that’s what this song means to me.
No one stops you from being you. It tells us that we can get right back up, dust ourselves off, and start clean. It shows me that even in times of dark, we are built to have courage and be able to be who we are. We show passion in what we love, not what didn’t love us. We think of the future, not the past. We carry on with our lives, without a care in the world.
I always loved kelly clarkson an always will all her songs have strong good meanings to make yourself feel good at the end of the day:
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Why is it that the best winners of ai didn’t plan on ever being on the show? Kelly’s frien made her go, and David Cook was only there to support his brother who was auditioning, but they made him try out, too. I really love this song because its so. You can just feel it. She’s saying that she’s screwed up now because she let you influence her so much, and now she’s afraid to trust anyone.
God I know how that feels.
Jesse Rifkin Washington, D.
AllMusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine praised the album for its vocal ability: She can croon, she can belt out a song, she can be sexy and sassy while still being graceful and as wholesome as the girl next door. Clarkson made her film debut with Guarini with the release of the musical romantic comedy film From Justin to Kelly in June The film was poorly received by critics  and was unsuccessful at the box office, with Clarkson explaining that she was “contractually obligated” to do the film.
She also portrayed Brenda Lee in two episodes of the television drama American Dreams between and On December 25, , Clarkson participated in the television special competition World Idol in London along with the inaugural winners of the several Idol television series around the world. She ended up as the runner-up with 97 points, behind the first Norwegian Idol Kurt Nilsen.
New management and Breakaway[ edit ] Clarkson during her Hazel Eyes concert tour on November 15, , Canberra , Australia Trying to distance herself from her American Idol image, Clarkson decided to part ways with Fuller and 19 Management and hired the services of talent manager Jeff Kwatinetz of The Firm. She reinvented her musical direction by developing a more rock-oriented sound with her second studio album, Breakaway.
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However Clarkson failed to achieve a similar success with the second single, ” Invincible “.
It was given a digital release on January 16, at Amazon.