Eighteen years after she entered (and won) the legendary singing competition American Idol, Kelly Clarkson spreads her wings, and vocal cords, to join the talk show fraternity filled with the likes of Ellen DeGeneres (who was one of her guests). Kelly’s been no stranger to our TV screens – she’s one of the coaches on The Voice and is kept busy by the two children she has with husband Brandon Blackstock, Blake Shelton’s manager.

The gifted songbird, who has a vocal range of three octaves, serenades her audience with cover songs at the beginning of every episode, like ‘9 to 5’ by Dolly Parton and ‘Think’ by Aretha Franklin, with the help of her touring band who assists with the musical performances on her show. The singer’s country roots are purposely reflected in the show’s décor which resembles a barn-like studio.

The who’s who

Guests have included Mixed-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross, singer John Legend and much to South Africa’s delight, rapper Sho Madjozi. The latter’s stage performance on the show was an unforgettable experience as John Cena, the subject of her hit single ‘John Cena’, surprised her with a grand entrance in the flesh.

Five-time Daytime Emmy-Award winner Alex Duda is the producer of The Kelly Clarkson Show. She was executive producer of the show Steve Harvey, Jerseylicious and The Tyra Banks Show. Kelly’s dream, in her own words, is to invest in love and encourage everyone to do the same. Judging from how far she’s come since being a broke cocktail waitress in LA, it seems like doing what you love has indeed paid off for the ‘Because of You’ hitmaker. Her philanthropic work has seen her collaborating with Michelle Obama on an initiative to help young girls who are denied the right to education.

Watch The Kelly Clarkson Show S1 weekdays on M-Net (101) at 16:50

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