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Simon Cowell Reunited With Kelly Clarkson to Give Her a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

Twenty years after winning American Idol!

By Jessica White
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Kelly Clarkson is a multi-hyphenate personified. Global pop star. Host of the Emmy-winning Kelly Clarkson Show. Former Coach of The Voice. The list goes on and on. So it's no surprise she was honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with her own star in September 2022.

She was presented the honor by America's Got Talent Judge Simon Cowell—a fitting person, seeing as how Cowell was a Judge on the inaugural season of American Idol, which Clarkson won, effectively launching her into superstardom. That was all the way back in 2002! 

"I can honestly say to you, thanks to you, I am here today," Cowell revealed. "You validated what we did [with American Idol]...Kelly, this is so well-deserved. You are loyal, such a nice person. I know how much your family means to you and how much your fans mean to you. This is your moment. Thank you for everything you've given to all of us."

Clarkson then took to the stage for her acceptance speech. "I feel very lucky and fortunate because I know a lot of talented people," Clarkson said. "I just feel very fortunate that I get the chance. There are dreams you didn't know you had, and they end up happening, and you feel super blessed."

"It's a really special thing," Clarkson concluded. "I feel very honored, and I don't feel deserving, because I don't think people realize how many people actually make all of this happen." 

As Cowell said, Clarkson's Hollywood Walk of Fame star is beyond well-deserved, and with Season 4 of The Kelly Clarkson Show in full swing, we are excited to see what's next for the vocal powerhouse. Congratulations, Kelly! 

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