1146 users online (289 members and 857 guests)  


The Killing Season - Websleuths

Websleuths News


Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 40
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    14,165

    Kelly Clarkson gets Grammy, omits Idol thanks; Other Grammy News...

    Kelly Clarkson gets Grammy, omits Idol thanks

    Kelly Clarkson beat out singers including Mariah Carey, Sheryl Crow, and Paul McCartney to become the first contestant from "American Idol" to win a Grammy on Wednesday but she failed to thank the wildly popular reality TV show that made her famous

    Clarkson thanked Jesus, God, the radio, her fans and her mother when she picked up, Grammys for Best Pop Vocal Album and for Best Female Pop Vocal performance, but in two speeches she omitted any mention of "American Idol," which aired on Fox against the 48th annual Grammy Awards (CBS) for part of the night.

    More: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060209/...NlYwMlJVRPUCUl
    Rest in Peace to my best buddy and baby, Buster ~ He crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Jan. 3, 2011. I miss you, Buster and love you with all my being.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    7,119
    Whoa!! She really has some sort of beef with AI, doesn't she??

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    outside a classroom
    Posts
    518
    Quote Originally Posted by englishleigh
    Whoa!! She really has some sort of beef with AI, doesn't she??
    She must. I brushed it off at first thinking she might have forgotten, but you don't forget something that important twice.




  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    11,212
    I really don't blame her. Simon loser idiot has said several times that she would not have made it if she had not won the show. How the heck can he think her talent has anything to do with her winning the show? Someone else would have heard her and eventually she would have been discovered.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    2,176
    Most recording artists want to shake off the taint of being manufactured as fast as they can.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    259
    I don't give that any credence whatsoever. I don't feel that she has to thank AI...she thanked her fans, most likely many that followed her from AI. I love her and feel that she has a gift. Yes, AI is what put her name on the map, but she earned where she is and that grammy by just being her and doing her own thing..not what AI wanted her to do.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    7,119
    Quote Originally Posted by deandaniellws
    I really don't blame her. Simon loser idiot has said several times that she would not have made it if she had not won the show. How the heck can he think her talent has anything to do with her winning the show? Someone else would have heard her and eventually she would have been discovered.

    Right...Simon really is a jerk from hell.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    4,983
    Quote Originally Posted by englishleigh
    Right...Simon really is a jerk from hell.
    Simon is a jerk from hell.......
    Kelly has came a long way since AI / but AI is her beginning
    I was always taught to remember where I came from & how I got to where I'm at today. Momma always taught me thats common courtesy.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    1,399
    I read last week somewhere that AI had requested use of some of Kelly's songs & she has so far refused. I thought maybe it was just gossip, but now kinda makes you say hmmm...

    I don't see what reason there could be for her to act that way towards AI, but I am happy for Kelly anyway.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    8,860
    If I'm not mistaken, Kelly was obligated to AI for a year after her win. It's been well over a year and IMO she owes them nothing at this point. Kudos to her for her wins! I think she's great!


  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    10,822
    Quote Originally Posted by Jules
    If I'm not mistaken, Kelly was obligated to AI for a year after her win. It's been well over a year and IMO she owes them nothing at this point. Kudos to her for her wins! I think she's great!
    I had just read a blurb from Kelly explaining how she was contractually obligated to do that stupid movie with Justin...that she KNEW it was horrible, but she had no choice, she had signed the contract. Maybe there's a lot that she didn't like, and she feels she's given AI what she had to, whether she liked it or not. And now, is doing it on her own.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    8,860
    Yep, DD, I read that too. She fulfilled all her obligations to AI and doesn't owe them anything more. When she released her first album, she was still under contract with them and they helped push that a bit. However, her second album, for which she won, she did on her own. I have both CD's and prefer the second one much more. She should be very proud of where she is! She's done great on her own!

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    14,165
    Yes, but remember, American Idol has HUGE tv ratings and is seen in front of millions. She was able to showcase her talent in front of millions in ways that many only wish they could do .... to people who had never seen her before.
    I don't think she owes American Idol anything, but everyone pretty much knows that is from where she came and I see no reason not to thank American Idol, the platform that gave her the chance that many, many record companies initially did not.

    A simple "thank you" goes a long way. It is even better, though, when it is genuine.
    Unless she was physically or sexually attacked on the show and can't talk about it or something, I see no reason to say a short simple "thank you".
    Rest in Peace to my best buddy and baby, Buster ~ He crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Jan. 3, 2011. I miss you, Buster and love you with all my being.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    26,910
    She could have mentioned them, but I'm just curious. . . how long does she have to gush over them everytime she gets an award? I mean everyone knows that's where she got her start, but come on. Time to move on at some point, right?

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    14,165
    Well, it's the same thing as some artists thanking their record labels, their parents, God. It's where they came from.
    Their parents and God don't have the talent, but they gave her the strength and life to get where she is.

    I guess you're right though. It isn't a big deal. But it was her first grammy ever. I don't think she would have to thank them every year, but this is huge. I mean, sure she is talented. All of the people she went against are talented! She didn't write the songs or the music. She didn't produce the song. So that is why you thank the writers, the producers, the musicians. Without them and those who push and promote you, you are just a voice.

    Look at all the people who come out to try out for those American Idol auditions. Granted, we only see most of the crappy ones that get cut before seeing a handful of good ones, but there are a lot of good ones you never see on that show. They could benefit from the publicity that American Idol brings, I'm sure.

    I agree with the poster who said, you never forget your roots.
    I think a simple thank you once during the evening would've been enough and would've kept her from scurtiny. Personally, I love that song and love her talent! I do not dislike her for not saying thank you to AI. But I can definitely see that she wouldn't have gotten where she was without it.
    When she first joined AI, she admitted how she was working odd jobs, tring so hard to make it, wanted to lose weight. They totally made her over.
    Yes, she has the talent. No, one man or woman is not an island.
    IF you get too big for your britches and forget from where you came, it's a quick and hard fall from grace. Because no artists stay on top forever. Someone better always comes along.
    Rest in Peace to my best buddy and baby, Buster ~ He crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Jan. 3, 2011. I miss you, Buster and love you with all my being.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast


Similar Threads

  1. 2008 Grammy Awards
    By Utopia in forum Celebrity and Entertainment News
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 02-12-2008, 12:06 AM
  2. Kelly Clarkson Won't Let "Idol" Use Her Songs
    By kk's mom in forum Celebrity and Entertainment News
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 01-19-2006, 08:07 AM