Kelly Clarkson on Ariana Grande: ‘She’s Hysterical’


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According to Kelly Clarkson, her new co-coach on The Voice, pop-star Ariana Grande has a hidden talent- she’s believed to be a knockout comic.

During a sit-down for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Clarkson said, “I love her. She’s so funny, like very witty. She’s hysterical.” 


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Not only is she funny, but Grande has the studio audience in raptures when she walks onto set. It’s like BTS is in the house, recounts Clarkson. “They lose their minds,” she said. And it apparently makes life difficult for Blake Shelton, who walks on afterwards.

Season 21 of The Voice which is set to premiere on September 20th has Ariana Grande, Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton and John Legend on the panel of coaches. 

 The new season is taped up until the live episodes, and “everybody vibes so well,” says Clarkson. She also mentioned that Grande is really into talking about vocal health, which can be very beneficial to the singing competition.


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Jimmy asked if she was ever out and heard her own music over the loudspeakers. She told him that since her music was so family friendly that “You hear me in dentist’s offices.”

“I am on the station that is played in grocery stores and dentist’s offices,” Kelly said.

She also revealed that she will sing and dance if she heard her song played.

“I’m a total tool,” she said.

Kelly told him about a recent visit to Lowes when she was having a good day.

“I leaned in and started dancing and embarrassing my friend Trisha in Lowes,” she said.

Jimmy also congratulated Kelly on her three Emmy Awards for her daytime talk show and Kelly told him that she was shooting two premiere weeks for the talk show first in New York and then in Los Angeles.

Earlier in her late-night chat with Fallon, the American Idol alum discussed the pandemic and its effect on The Kelly Clarkson Show.

“Our whole show is about connection — this is irony — in the middle of our season, we were connecting and then COVID happened. And everyone was isolated,” she explains. “That was kinda crushing.”

Kelly told Jimmy it was hard to keep doing the show with all that going on. She said she tried to be a ‘cheerleader’ and Jimmy said his wife Nancy encouraged him to keep filming the show during the pandemic by saying that “People need you now.”


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Kelly, who is going through a divorce, said she was glad she continued to do her talk show because “When you focus on helping others I think it helps you through your own stuff.”