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Everything to Know About The Kelly Clarkson Show

In case you couldn't get enough of Kelly Clarkson.

By Jackie Manno & Jessica White

Kelly Clarkson has been blessing us with her infectious energy on her hit daytime talk show since 2019, the eponymously-named The Kelly Clarkson Show. Not only does her bubbly personality make her the perfect fit for a talk show host, viewers get to hear captivating conversations with some of Hollywood's biggest names and listen to some gorgeous music in every episode.

How to Watch

Check your local listings for The Kelly Clarkson Show.

To make sure you don’t miss out, here’s everything you need to know about The Kelly Clarkson Show.

Where can I watch The Kelly Clarkson Show?

The Kelly Clarkson Show airs weekdays. To catch all of its fun interviews and performances, be sure to check your local listings. 

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How do I get tickets to The Kelly Clarkson Show?

Tickets are available for The Kelly Clarkson Show's studio audience in the historic 30 Rockefeller Center building in New York City.

Get more information on how to attend the show here

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What is it like to attend a taping of The Kelly Clarkson Show

NBC Insider was lucky enough to attend a taping of the Season 4 premiere, which took place in New York City (though the series at that point normally filmed in Los Angeles).

The energy was infectious even before Clarkson stepped on stage, thanks to hype man Rubin Ervin. When the interviews rolled around, Clarkson treated each of her guests with a warm familiarity, which is wonderful to experience firsthand. But it's the performances that stick with you — an unsurprisingly surreal experience to witness live.

"There's nothing like witnessing the American Idol winner's powerful vocals in person," NBC Insider's McKenzie Jean-Phillipe reported. "As she hit those seemingly impossible high notes that filled the room, I actually heard audience members gasp all around me. It was like we were at our very own private Kelly Clarkson concert."

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Where is The Kelly Clarkson Show filmed?

While the first four seasons were filmed in Universal City, California, the show moved to NYC for Season 5 — specifically Studio 6A at 30 Rock. 

“I’m so excited to start our fifth season at the iconic 30 Rock,” Clarkson said before the season began. “There is such a unique energy and creative spirit that comes with filming in New York City. Y’all ready?”

Alanis Morissette and Kelly Clarkson sing on The Kelly Clarkson Show

When did The Kelly Clarkson Show Season 5 premiere? 

Season 5 of The Kelly Clarkson Show premiered on Monday, October 16, 2023. 

"We can’t wait to welcome a vibrant audience to join us in studio," says Alex Duda, a showrunner and executive producer for the show, before the fun began. 

Joe Manganiello on the Kelly Clarkson Show holding his dog Bubbles

How long has The Kelly Clarkson Show been on air?

The Kelly Clarkson Show debuted in September 2019. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, episodes were shot from Clarkson’s home from April 2020 to September 2020 with a virtual audience. The studio audience returned in September 2021 with the premiere of Season 3.

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On November 7, 2022, it was announced that The Kelly Clarkson Show was renewed for two more seasons, through 2025.

"Kelly Clarkson is one of the brightest stars of our time,” said Tracie Wilson, executive vice president of Syndication Studios and E! News at NBCUniversal said at the time. “With more than 500 hours viewed on broadcast, cable, and digital platforms since its launch, The Kelly Clarkson Show has been a home for stories that entertain, inspire important conversations, and connect with loyal viewers across multiple generations in meaningful ways. Together, with our best-in-class producing team, we’ll continue to build on the show’s success and legacy.”

Jason Momoa and Kelly Clarkson sit together

Are there musical performances on The Kelly Clarkson Show?

During each episode, Clarkson utilizes her amazing voice to sing a show-stopping cover of classic hits. These performances are called "Kellyokes," which open each episode.

Previous examples include "Queen of the Night" by Whitney Houston, "Survivor" by Destiny's Child, and "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera where she worked her belting magic. Clarkson performs 180 Kellyokes per season and has performed more than 550 Kellyokes to date. 

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Who is the band for The Kelly Clarkson Show

All of the Kellyoke performances are done with her super-talented band, who are cleverly named My Band Y'all.

Jason Halbert is the musical director who puts everything together, while Jaco Caraco plays guitar. Other band members include Kyle Whalum on bass, Lester Estelle on drums, and Jessi Collins who provides backup vocals and helps arrange the Kellyoke covers. 

Who are the guests on The Kelly Clarkson Show?

The show’s format revolves around interviewing a variety of celebrity guests as well as everyday people and getting their fascinating stories.

Previous guests include fellow Coaches on The Voice like Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, and John Legend, where she gets more details about their prolific careers and personal lives. With the guests, she also often plays whimsical games such as “This Or That” or “A Quiet Case” for some serious laughs.

Maluma during an interview on The Kelly Clarkson Show Episode 7i045

What Emmy awards has The Kelly Clarkson Show received? 

The Kelly Clarkson Show has won 19 total Daytime Emmy Awards, including the honors of Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host four times (2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023), and Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show three times (2021, 2022, and 2023). 

Clarkson had the sweetest reaction to her show's nine nominations in 2022. During the 2021 Virtual Emmys, Clarkson's acceptance speech recognized contributions of the entire team. 

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"Thank you so much everybody for voting for me,” she gushed. “I would love to accept the award just for me, but honestly, I think everybody that's ever done a show like this knows there's a whole heap of people standing around behind the cameras. And our staff and making me look good and sound good and getting these brilliant stories and heartfelt stories that we get to share with everybody, and thank you to my band...I thank you for the award, but honestly, so many people are deserving of this—not just me."

Originally published Nov 11, 2022.