LOS ANGELES (KTNV) — America's original American Idol is America's newest talk show host. In the years since Kelly Clarkson burst onto the scene, she's won 3 Grammys, sold millions of records, and become a mother. This might be her boldest move yet.
The Kelly Clarkson Show debuts Sept. 9. 13 Action News Anchor Tricia Kean visited Clarkson on her set in L.A. to talk about this new chapter in her life.
Kelly Clarkson is excited to show off her brand-new set. She's launching her own brand of a talk show filled with humor, heart, connection and of course music!
"You came from a background of music. How different is it hosting your own talk show?" says Tricia.
"I am usually in this position and I am in yours. So that's the thing that's odd for me," says Clarkson.
She's a busy mom and says her manager-husband is the one who suggested a daytime talk show, convincing her she too could make a difference.
"Think about all the things that Oprah was able to do that Ellen was able to do," says Clarkson.
So she's ready to interview celebrities, newsmakers, musicians and everyday people. But most importantly, she wants to take her audience away daily, for an hour.
"You know there's a lot of depressing stuff that happens on the news and it can be very negative. I want this hour to be like you know all heart and your laughing and having a good time," says Clarkson.
"You have your band on the show don't you?" says Tricia.
"That was one of the things I have to have. I said I want to do music and they said we want you to do music and I was like, well I want my band cause my band is my family."
Having her "band family" there makes her feel much more comfortable in a talk show environment. And yes, this Grammy award winning singer kicks off every show with a song.
"We are covering an artist that was requested from someone in the audience. We do that on tour," says Clarkson.
"Do you do that every show?" says Tricia.
"We do that every show... It's kind of my version of like the monologue thing. Because I am not going to get up there joke joke joke.So I kind of made it my own thing," says Clarkson.
And being yourself is the best advice Clarkson has received from people like Oprah and Ellen.
"Don't let somebody make you something you are not just because you are suppose to be something during daytime. Be you. That's why they gave you the show and everyone literally said, be you and that's easy. Done," says Clarkson.