Kelly Clarkson Reveals Story Behind Once Signing Carrie Underwood’s Name on Autograph

by Halle Ames
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To meet Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood would be a huge moment for any fan. One star-struck fan confused the two iconic singers, so Clarkson signed Carrie Underwood’s name.

Clarkson pretended to be Underwood to a confused fan, she told viewers on her talk show, ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ on Friday. 

“This girl came up to me and was like, ‘Oh my god, your song ‘So Small’ is one of my favorites,'” Clarkson recalls. “And I kept thinking, ‘I don’t have a song ‘So Small’. And then she said another song and I was like, ‘Oh, you think I’m Carrie Underwood.'”

Being the caring person she is, Clarkson signed Underwood’s name. She couldn’t bear to see the fan be embarrassed about the situation. 

“And I literally look nothing like Carrie Underwood,” she laughed. “I was so embarrassed for her that I just … She was like, ‘Can you sign this?’ And I totally signed ‘Carrie Underwood.’ I think that might be illegal!”

Feud Between Clarkson and Underwood?

Although there have been rumors of an ongoing dislike between the two singers, Clarkson has always denied the allegations. In 2018, the women attempted to put the stories to bed when they posed for a photo op on the red carpet at the 2018 Radio Disney Awards. 

“Everybody always tries to pit me and Carrie against each other,” Clarkson said. “So, when I saw her, I was like, ‘You know what? Let’s just end this right now and get a picture together because we are never in the same place.’ And, like, it never happens. And people always try to put it together like we’re enemies. And I’m like, ‘We don’t even know each other well enough to be enemies.’ So, anyway, I went to get a picture, and then everybody lost their mind.”

Also in 2018, a publication shared a tweet asking fans to vote for who they think was the better American Idol winner, Underwood or Clarkson. The women clapped back and commented that they wished publications would celebrate their success and that it isn’t always a competition. 

[H/T Taste of Country]

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