Cowell praised Clarkson and all she’s achieved since profitable the singing competitors in its inaugural season.
“We have been simply speaking concerning the second while you sang ‘Respect,’ and all of us checked out one another, and it was like, ‘Oh. My. God. Thanks,'” Cowell mentioned.
He continued: “What was wonderful from that second was, is that you just’re not messing round. You are gonna take this chance, and also you’re gonna get all the best way to the top, after which while you get to the top, it is simply starting. And I do not forget that second when your identify was referred to as and I used to be truthfully pondering to myself, ‘Due to you, we could have one other season.’ I can truthfully say to you, ‘Due to you, I am right here at the moment.'”
Clarkson’s mom, her daughter, River, 8 and son, Remington, 6, have been additionally there to help her. She thanked her household and pals for being there throughout her profession.
“From the start, with Idol, all three of you have been very sincere with me…I simply needed to say thanks, to be surrounded — even my band on the street, my household, like final evening, we’re listening to my new album and telling me what they love, what they do not love — and I’ve folks like that, and I believe it is vital to haven’t simply ‘sure’ folks, however folks that truly love you, and care about you and provides their sincere recommendation, and I’ve at all times welcomed that,” Clarkson mentioned. “And I believe that’s the reason I am right here at the moment.”