After American Idol‘s producers announced the show will be making a comeback in 2018, rumors started circulating immediately about who the judges might be.
One name being tossed around was Kelly Clarkson.
And the minute that near-news hit the socials, Kelsea Ballerini made her approval known.
— Kelsea Ballerini (@KelseaBallerini) May 10, 2017
Ballerini obviously doesn’t need the boost of a reality show to make her into a star — she’s done just fine with that already, thank you — but I get what she means. Having Clarkson at the judges’ table would make so many hopefuls sign up and would be the right kind of fire to reignite the show that crowned Clarkson its very first American Idol in 2002.