I’ve added HD screencaps and stills of Kelly from this week’s finale episodes of The Voice. Once again, congratulations to Brynn from Team Kelly for winning season 14 of The Voice.
Fifteen-year-old Brynn Cartelli is the youngest winner in the history of The Voice, but she has a pretty good mentor — Kelly Clarkson! The “Piece by Piece” singer knows a thing or two about vocal competitions, and she shared some of her words of wisdom for the newly minted star at a press conference following the show’s finale.
First and foremost, Clarkson, 36, stressed the importance of a good single to announce your arrival in the pop world.
“You have to capitalize on the momentum. It’s amazing that she’s already got all these songwriters and producers that are into her,” she told reporters. “It’s amazing that she’s already, by the way, an amazing songwriter, as well. So to have this young, gifted girl make [her new] album, while this single, ‘Walk My Way‘ is coming out bridging that gap, is going to be pretty key.”
But business strategy aside, Clarkson also gave her tips on how to stay sane throughout the dizzying ascent to global fame.
“I always tell her to stop and enjoy it, and don’t get too overwhelmed. It’s good to keep the momentum, but not to be miserable. I didn’t have anybody tell me that, so I’m constantly annoying her with this message: ‘It’s not worth it unless you’re having a good time.’ None of it is worth it. Any job would be better. It is not worth it. It is hard. It is a lot of work.”
Cartelli also echoed the sentiment from Clarkson. “The biggest lesson I learned from Kelly is, as she said, to have fun with this and not let it steal everything from you,” she told reports after the finale. “It is important to stay grounded and keep that normalcy in your life. She has definitely taught me that.”
The freshman admitted that it’s “going to be weird going back” to her high school studies. “Balancing it all has been very hard for me, but it is definitely worth it to know this is in the forefront of my life right now and I want to continue that.”
Clarkson revealed that she sees a lot of herself in the strong-willed young singer — and the qualities will serve her well throughout the course of her musical life.
“Everybody in this industry since the beginning of my career has been telling me to kind of not be me,” she says. “It’s like, ‘We want you to do something else.’ I think the reason why I’m still here is because I am me, and I don’t really care either way. I love myself and it’s cool if you dig it, it’s cool if you don’t, I’m totally down either way. She has that same attitude, and that’s why we really get along.”
While she cautions Cartelli about leaning on people who only stand to benefit from her success, Clarkson made it clear that she’ll stan for her any day of the week.
“I am excited to just be her cheerleader. I don’t need anything from her. I just desire for her to be successful and most of all happy — because I wasn’t happy for a long time, and I think it was because I didn’t have anybody constantly checking in. I hope that I am that for her.”
I’ve added photos of Kelly from this week’s episodes of The Voice to the gallery. What a great season it has been. Be sure to tune in next week for the finale. Be sure to vote for Brynn who is on Team Kelly. Enjoy!
I’ve got the gallery up to date with all of Kelly’s recent public appearances, The Voice episodes, and photo sessions. So many lovely photos. Hope you enjoy them!
The Voice: Episode 14×21 – Screencaps
The Voice: Episode 14×22 – Stills
The Voice: Episode 14×22 – Screencaps
The Voice: Episode 14×23 – Stills
The Voice: Episode 14×23 – Screencaps
The Voice: Episode 14×24 – Stills
The Voice: Episode 14×24 – Screencaps
The Voice: Promotional Images
The Voice: Behind the Scenes / On the Set
2018: Photo Session #001 – recent additions
2018: Photo Session #005
2018: Photo Session #006
2018: Photo Session #007
It’s official! Kelly is returning for season 15 of The Voice! She will be joined by Voice veterans Blake Shelton and Adam Levine, as well as Jennifer Hudson. This is my dream team of coaches so I’m so excited!!
Kelly was recently on The Ellen Show. She talked about her kids, The Voice, and hosting the Billboard Music Awards. Enjoy videos from her appearance.
I’ve added new photos of Kelly from last night’s episode of The Voice. Sadly, D.R. was sent home from Team Kelly. Kelly has said he will be singing with her sometime in the future. Fingers crossed! Enjoy the photos.