"At school, I was a quiet kid. I was really shy. My safe zone was music. In writing music, I had my friend, the one thing that would never let me down. Writing songs was like me keeping a journal. I really took it seriously when I realized how powerful of a tool it was and how much I needed it. I spent a lot of time in my little studio that I built at our house. I spent so much time there that I neglected going out or hanging out. I skipped all the parties. I skipped the prom every year because it always fell on a date when I had a gig to play. I voluntarily skipped out on a lot. I was working on song demos. That was the one thing that was going really well. I was going to give every minute to it that I possibly could.
When I get on stage, that’s my home. That’s my element, and I’m not shy anymore. That’s where I’m comfortable. Getting to play live every night, that’s what I’ve always dreamed about. I’m blessed beyond belief.” (x)
I was making fun of its-w-h-a-t-ever for making a epic auto correct mistake and in the process I made an even bigger auto correct mistake and now we’re both laughing really hard
Newlywed Kelly Clarkson has another occasion to celebrate: the singer turns 32 on April 24.
After beating out Justin Guarini to win the 2002 inaugural season of American Idol, the “Trouble” songstress has since gone on to release six albums and take home three Grammys, and she is now expecting her first child with husband Brandon Blackstock.
Idol has kept rocking, too. Over the course of 13 seasons and multiple judge lineups, the show has continued to launch numerous music careers – plus, an Oscar winner.
To prove the show and its stars have grown, we took the powers of Photoshop and matched the famous faces of American Idol with their younger selves. Get ready for the funkiest jam band around.
All photo illustrations by Tiffany Hagler-Geard and Linzi Silverman for PEOPLE.com.
2 things to mention:
First, the hand on 2002 Kelly is some man’s. #photoshoperror
Second, this might be the only time someone has referred to her as the “The Trouble With Love Is” singer. #random
i believe that man hand belongs to justin guarini…hawkward
The Hollywood Reporter just published the first official Girl Meets World poster.