Kelly Clarkson Asks Fans for ‘Under The Mistletoe’ Submissions for Upcoming Alternate Video

by Joe Rutland
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Country music singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson is reaching out to her fan base for some help. It’s in advance of a new video.

Clarkson announced on Sunday afternoon through Twitter that it was the last day to send submissions in for consideration. She is planning to put all of them together as part of an alternate video for her song, “Under The Mistletoe.”

In the tweet, she provides a link for submissions as time is of the essence.

Now the official version of this song, in which Clarkson duets with Brett Eldredge, was released on Dec. 10. Clarkson and Eldredge performed the song on “The Voice, where Clarkson is a coach, on Dec. 8.

Clarkson stays busy between her duties on “The Voice,” hosting her own television show “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” and recording new music.

Kelly Clarkson Dealing With Issues Around Divorce

One thing that has taken up a lot of her time over the past few months is her divorce from former husband Brandon Blackstock.

Clarkson filed paperwork to the California Labor Commissioner’s office back in October, claiming that Blackstock defrauded millions from her and acted fraudulently as her manager. Blackstock’s father, Narvel Blackstock, is included in the paperwork.

After seven years of marriage, Kelly Clarkson filed for divorce on June 4 citing irreconcilable differences. She filed for primary custody of their children, River Rose and Remington Alexander. The judge awarded her primary custody while Blackstock and Clarkson maintain joint physical and legal custody. Meanwhile, he is demanding $5 million in spousal and child support.

Garth Brooks Song Helps Clarkson Through Tough Times

Recently, county music singer-songwriter Garth Brooks made an appearance on Clarkson’s daytime talk show. She told him that his song “The Dance” helped her when she was writing a new song for herself.

“I was listening to my playlist, and ‘The Dance’ came on, and I was like, that’s the thing,” Clarkson tells Brooks. “I literally wrote this whole thing therapeutically for me, and it’s actually on my next album.”

Clarkson does sing a little from her rough-draft lyrics, citing “The Dance” in them. She tells Brooks that she actually used to sing the hit song in her childhood. It never occurred to her, though, what the song was about until now.

Brooks says, “That’s a great song right there. That’s the character of a great song.”

The talk-show host says that there’s so much grief in the song, as well as loss and change. She “got the point” of the song after she felt like she could relate to it directly.