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She’s dabbled in country music before, but Kelly Clarkson is going full out hoedown with her new track. The 31-year-old debuted “Tie It Up” a couple of weeks ago during a live performance at the 2013 CMA Festival in Nashville, but now we have a high-quality studio version of it. It’s part country, part rock but 100 percent Kelly. Let’s face it. Deep down, the original American Idol is a country girl at heart.

“So @GoCountry105 just played my new country single “Tie It Up”!!,” the 31-year-old singer wrote on her Twitter account. “Thank you Go Country!! I was having a rough day. Y’all made it better.”

Tie It Up” serves as the first promotional single off her upcoming sixth studio album. With a greatest hits album under her belt, does this track signal a new era for Clarkson? Is she forgoing mainstream radio for Nashville? After all, she’s marrying into country royalty. Her fiance Brandon Black is Reba McEntire’s stepson. Give her twangy new song a listen below and see if you like “country” Kelly more than “pop” Kelly. “Tie It Up” is scheduled to hit iTunes and other digital platforms on June 25.

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Kelly Clarkson sure is milking her Greatest Hits: Chapter One compilation to death, isn’t she? Most artists release one single and promote it only for a couple of months. But not for Kelly. God, love her.

Released in November 2013, the 31-year-old singer finally released the music video for the third and final original track from the album. I’m surprised it took her this long to film a visual for the awesome track, “People Like Us.” It’s one of her most high-concept vids to date. No cheesy flash mob here à la “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You).”

Directed by Marrs Piliero (Britney Spears “I Wanna Go” and The Wanted “I Found You“), the clip has Clarkson as some sort of scientist or something medical-related. She, along with her colleagues, analyze a young girl “in color.” See, the thing is everyone including Kelly is in black and white… or is she? Turns out Clarkson is just like the girl and also as colorful underneath her monochromatic makeup. Kelly rescues her and gets involved in a high speed car chase. See how it all ends in the clip below.

check out the music video after the jump

It’s purely speculative at this moment, but how friggin’ awesome would it be if this actually came to fruition. According to Vulture.com, American Idol execs are contemplating replacing at least one, if not all the judges, with former contestants. The site claims that both Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson have been approached while Clay Aiken and Adam Lambert are also rumored to be in the running.

In my dream world, a Clarkson-Hudson-Lambert trifecta would be EVERYTHING. Not only do they all have successful post-Idol careers but each would bring something different to the table. Kelly would be the nurturing down-to-earth motherly one, while Jennifer would be Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj combined- divalicious and sassy. Need I say what Adam would bring- glamor and pure gayness. In addition, each had a different journey on the show. We have a winner, runner-up and someone who was eliminated way before their time.

FOX needs to make this happen. This could be the direction needed to save the show. Clearly high-priced talent hasn’t done the trick. The show’s massive ratings decline this season resulted in FOX losing the 2012-2013 TV season in the coveted 18-49 demo to CBS for the first time in eight years.

new American Idol rule change for Season 13 after the jump

Not only is today Homorazzi.com’s Alex’s birthday but it’s the original American Idol winner’s as well. So Happy Birthday to both divas. Can you believe the OG Idol is turning 31 today? Where did the time go? It seems just like yesterday when Kelly Clarkson was belting out Celine Dion songs in front of Simon Cowell and starring in From Justin to Kelly. Memba that hot mess?

In honor of Kelly’s birthday, I thought I’d share my Top 5 Clarkson songs to date. With five studio albums and a greatest hits compilation to her credit and three Grammys, narrowing it down proved very difficult. Do I go with perky Kelly, angry Kelly, pop-urban Kelly or ballad Kelly. After casting your votes in our poll below, keep reading to find out which Clarkson tracks are my favorite.

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find out my Top 5 after the jump

American Idol 12: Top 6 Elimination Is…

In: Donovan, TV Shows

If there is any justice, Lazaro Arbos will be p-p-packing his bags tonight. Stuttering joke… too soon? If last night’s dismal performance wasn’t enough to convince you he needs to go home, the Burt Bacharach medley group performance tonight was damning evidence. Once again he forgot his words and was off key. I’m not sure why Candice and Amber were forced to duet with each other. Each lady certainly deserved their own solo.

Quick question. Is anyone missing the cheesy Ford commercials? Is it wrong that I kinda miss them even though I used to bitch about them. That said, there was this fun bit with the Top 6 playing car soccer with their Ford Fiestas? I totally want to do that.

Keeping the season-long theme of bringing Idols back, Scotty McCreery and Kelly Clarkson returned to their old stomping grounds. McCreery sang his new song “See You Tonight” and looked mighty fine doing it. Country crooner has been hitting the gym, hardcore. Clarkson incorporated some glow-in-the-dark fashion to sing “People Like Us.” After her performance, an adorably awkward exchange took place between Mariah and Kelly. Who else thinks the two should get a reality show of their own? I’d watch it ;) Without further delay, let’s get to the results.

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While I do love a good country ditty here and there (especially from the ladies), I don’t watch the Academy of Country Music Awards. Clearly, I’m in the minority since the 2013 telecast scored huge ratings last night, improving upon its showing the previous year. Perhaps it was all the talent scheduled to appear that brought in viewers. Even though I didn’t sit down and watch the 2013 ACMs, I was intrigued enough to check out a few of the performances today. With two of my favorite American Idol alums performing with a bit of Jewel mixed in, how could I not.

The OG American Idol, Kelly Clarkson, looked like she recycled her Easter brunch outfit to sing “Don’t Rush.” Carrie Underwood rode up on stage in a car to belt out “Two Black Cadillacs.” Taylor Swift joined Tim McGraw to perform “Highway Don’t Care” and Jewel did a countrified medley of “Hands” and “Fill A Heart.” Lastly, and certainly not least, Miranda Lambert slayed “Mama’s Broken Heart.” Speaking of Lambert, even though she picked up a few statues, she lost out on the big award, “Entertainer Of The Year,” to Luke Bryan. Oh well, at least she had her sexy husband, Blake Shelton, to console her. Check out each of the ladies doing their thing below.

Too bad Shania Twain and Faith Hill didn’t perform on stage as well. I guess they were too busy singing to Stevie Wonder in the audience. Side note: How odd was it to have the R&B legend close out the country show and pairing him up with teen heartthrob country singer Hunter Hayes to boot? Totally random if you ask me.

watch the ladies perform after the jump

Kelly Clarkson Sings It For The ‘People Like Us’

In: Calan, Music

My girl Kelly Clarkson has announced her second single off her Greatest Hits – Chapter One album will be “People Like Us,” which will hit radio airwaves on April 8th.

I’ve been in love with Kelly from the moment she walked into the audition room. My parents can vouch for me that I said “she’s going to win this show, hands down.” She’s become a powerhouse in the music industry and was ranked #1 money earner among her Idol alumni in a recent Forbes article. I’ve seen her live twice now and wouldn’t hesitate to go again. I saw her in Las Vegas last year and the final show of her Breakaway Tour here in Vancouver. I still consider her Breakaway show at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre one of the best concerts I’ve ever attended.

In “People Like Us” Kelly takes on the roll of supporter singing…

People like us we’ve gotta stick together
Keep your head up nothing lasts forever
Here’s to the damned, to the lost and forgotten
It’s hard to get high when you’re living on the bottom

On her official Facebook page she says the following about her new single:

I’m so excited people are digging my new single! It’s my favorite song I’ve ever recorded …. Ever!

listen to it after the jump

Top 12 Breakup Songs

In: Music, Patrick

Oh what the heck, I’m going there. In my last article, I mentioned I’m going through a breakup and I’m coming to realize that several other people I know are too so why not share my list with others. Spring Fever, I guess!

Over the past week, I put in the effort to dig up songs that really spoke to how I was feeling and really help you get through the angry part. Yes, I’m not listening to the depressing types of breakup songs that make you cry. I’m listening to the “eff you” type songs that help build myself back up. I’m sure many of you have had these songs on your playlist at one time or another when going through a breakup, while others may want to add them in right now if they’re going through it now. Enjoy!

Listen to the songs after the jump…

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