While Christina Aguilera had the floor during Etta James' funeral on Saturday, and used it to belt out a version of "At Last," former American Idol champion Kelly Clarkson paid tribute to the late, great artist in her own way last week, as well.

"This isn’t ‘At Last’ because everyone really covers that and so I wanted to do my favorite, actually," Kelly told a crown in New York City. "My favorite song is ‘I’d Rather Go Blind.’ So, this is for Etta!”

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Kelly Clarkson stepped into some serious controversy last week when she endorsed Ron Paul for President of the United States.

But the singer made up for that snafu in New Orleans last night, playing a long, free set as part of the the 2012 Allstate Fan Fest, an event that preceded this evening's Allstate Sugar Bowl between two undeserving BCS teams, Michigan and Virginia Tech.

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Kelly Clarkson is about to hit the road. And the air. And perhaps even the water once or twice, as well.

The original American Idol has announced a major tour to kick off 2012, as she'll be accompanied by Matt Nathanson and get the act started on January 13. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. local venue time.

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Someone who knows a thing or two about singing competitions performed on The X Factor UK last night.

Kelly Clarkson - who won season one of American Idol, has sold 22 singles around the globe and garnered two Grammys - rocked out with a rendition of "Mr. Know It All," the lead single off her next album... which hits stores this week!

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Another day, another opportunity to sample Kelly Clarkson's upcoming album.

The singer has released another track off "Stronger," which comes out on October 24. This one is titled "The War is Over" and it features the original American Idol once again standing up for herself against a man.

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Kelly Clarkson is promoting the heck out of her upcoming album.

But the original American Idol isn't posing for magazine covers or giving an unusual number of interviews. Instead, she's actually giving fans a few free listens from "Stronger," which comes out on October 24.

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Kelly Clarkson takes it to an ex-boyfriend in her latest single.

The inaugural American Idol champion has given fans their first listen to "You Love Me," a sample off her upcoming album, "Stronger." It hits stores on October 24 and this is another strong track about woman-empowerment.

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Kelly Clarkson takes an ambitious step in her new music video: she reads the comments section of various celebrity gossip blog posts.

How does she react from there? What decision does she reach about a guy that's constantly giving her orders? Knowing Clarkson's history of female-empowerment songs, the answer isn't exactly a surprise.

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