Ryan Seacrest: American Idol’s Biggest Star is Carrie Underwood, Not Kelly Clarkson

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Ryan Seacrest: American Idol’s biggest star is Carrie Underwood, not Kelly Clarkson

Seacrest didn’t hesitate to answer this morning when asked by a Today show panel that included Carson Daly who, in his opinion, was the biggest star to come out of the Fox franchise. Carrie Underwood is the biggest star, Seacrest said. When asked about Kelly Clarkson, Seacrest responded: “Kelly too, but, you know, I was just on New Year’s with Carrie, and she’s just a superstar. She really is. So I take Carrie.”


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