The singer and talk-show host had been joined by her “American Idol” family at the unveiling of her Showmanship Walk of Popularity star on Mon. The original judging screen, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul, all went to.
Cowell praised Clarkson and all she’s accomplished since winning the performing competition in its inaugural season.
“We were just talking about the moment if you sang ‘Respect, ‘ and we all checked out each other, and it was like, ‘Oh. My. Our god. Thank you, ‘” Cowell said.
He continued: “What was amazing through that moment has been, is that you’re not messing around. You’re gonna take this opportunity, and if you’re gonna get right to the end, then when you get to the end, it’s just starting. And I remember that minute when your name had been called and I was honestly thinking to myself, ‘Thanks for you, we may have another season. ‘ I could honestly say to you, ‘Thanks to you, Now i’m here today. ‘”
Clarkson’s mother, the girl daughter, River, 8 and son, Remington, 6, were also there to support the girl. She thanked the girl family and friends for being presently there during her career.
“From the beginning, with Ideal, all three of you were very sincere with me… I just wanted to say thank you, to be surrounded — even the band on the road, my loved ones, like last night, we are going to listening to my brand new album and informing me what they appreciate, what they don’t really like — and I have got people like that, and i believe it’s important to have not simply ‘yes’ people, but people that actually really like you, and care about you and give their particular honest advice, plus I’ve always welcomed that, ” Clarkson said. “And I think that is why I’m right here today. ”