Kelly Clarkson is the very first winner of the very popular American singing contest “American Idol”. After winning, she established herself well in the music industry, branding her songs platinum over platinum, earning top spots in the Billboard charts and winning various awards such as the Grammy’s. With her talent not only in singing but also in composing her own songs, Kelly Clarkson is dubbed as “The Original American Idol”. What makes her different from all the musicians out there is that she doesn’t let anyone dictate her to do anything. She does what she loves, and has been proven a success without taking her clothes off in the camera, remaining as humble as she is from the start. What we seldom set aside is that Kelly is not only a great singer; she has also contributed roles into films.
10. FROM JUSTIN TO KELLY
Kelly Clarkson appeared as a guest star in previous television series before she finally landed her first lead role in the movie, “From Justin to Kelly”. This movie stars Kelly as the lead character Kelly Taylor alongside “American Idol” season 1 runner-up Justin Bell as his leading man Justin Guarini. The movie was such a slop that it was branded as “One of the Worst Films Ever Made”. It had a budget of $12 million but only earned a total of $4,928,883 in the box office.
9. AMERICAN DREAMS
In 2003 Kelly Clarkson appeared in the television drama series “American Dreams”. The series follows the story of the Pryor Family living in Philadelphia in the year of 1960’s. It was created by Jonathan Prince and aired from September 2002 until March 2005. It had three seasons with a total of 61 episodes. Kelly Clarkson appeared in season 2 and three as the American performer Brenda Lee.
8. KING OF THE HILL
In 2004, Kelly became animated as herself in the adult cartoon sitcom “King of the Hill”. The sitcom was created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels airing on Fox and was then well received by critics. The show was considered a success, and was considered by “Time” as one of the Top 100 Greatest Television Shows of All Time. Kelly appeared in the episode “Stressed for Success” as herself.
7. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (SNL)
Saturday Night Live is a late night variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show is popular for having popular artists as its host every show. Kelly Clarkson appeared in three shows, one for 2005 with Jason Bateman, 2009 with Tracy Morgan, and 2012 with Charles Barkley.
6. DAMAGE CONTROL
“Damage Control” is a reality television series written by Ellie Barancik and Trent Haaga, and produced by MTV. It was hosted by the vocalist of the pop-punk band Simple Plan, Pierre Bouvier. It is the real life version of the movie that launched the career of Tom Cruise, “Risky Business”. Kelly Clarkson appeared in one episode as herself.
Kelly Clarkson stayed true to her roots when she guest starred in the American sitcom “Reba”. The sitcom stars Reba McEntire as single mother Reba Nell Hart. Her husband left her to marry a much younger woman. “Reba” had a total of six seasons with 126 episodes. In this sitcom, Kelly appeared in one episode entitled, “As We Forgive Those” as the character Kelly.
4. PHINEAS AND FERB
If you do not have a kid in your house then you probably do not know what “Phineas and Ferb” is all about. It is an American animated comedy musical series that aired on Disney Channel. It was created by Dan Povenmire, Jeff Marsh, Zac Moncrief, Robert F. Hughes, Jay Lender, Sue Perrotto, and Kim Roberson. It has surpassed the other Disney Show “Kim Possible” as the longest running original show on Disney Channel. Kelly appeared in the episode “A Phineas and Ferb Family Christmas” as herself.
“Duets” is a show about a singing contest, much like the show that launched Kelly Clarkson to fame. The only difference is that its reality based. The show stars Kelly herself alongside other musicians, John Legend, Robin Thicke, and Jennifer Nettles, as they travel across America to search for that one star that would perform with them live. Kelly and the other musicians served as mentors of the contestants in the show.
2. WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE
“Who Do You Think You Are” is an American documentary that features the ancestry or genealogy of a celebrity. For each show every week, there is a different celebrity that would take the journey to know more about his/her very first family. Kelly Clarkson appeared in the fourth season on episode 1.
1. THE CRAZY ONES
“The Crazy Ones” is a sitcom created by David E. Kelley which stars Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar, James Wolk, Hamish Linklater, and Amanda Setton. The show is considered as a come-back for Robin Williams into television since his last appearance in the show “Mork and Mindy”. It was received with mixed reviews when it premiered despite its high ratings. It was considered as the highest viewed and rated comedy of the season, earning a total of 15.52 million viewers. Kelly Clarkson appeared in the Pilot episode as herself being convinced by Robin Williams’ character Simon Roberts, who happens to be an advertising executive, to sing a jingle for their biggest client which is McDonald’s.