Kelly Clarkson Gets Her Walk Of Fame Star. It would seem the timing of the honor is near perfect. Kelly just celebrated the 20th Anniversary of her American Idol win. She was the very first winner of the reality TV show and has become one of the most famous, most successful contestants ever.

Simon and Kelly

Simon Cowell (L) and Kelly Clarkson attend a ceremony honoring Cowell with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 22, 2018

American Idol was such a novelty 20 years ago. There was no other show like it. It catapulted her career. Not only has Kelly recorded nine studio albums she has had a dozen top ten songs. She’s scooped up all kinds of awards including two coveted Grammys.

The former talent contestant also famously assumed the roll of judge in The Voice. Currently, Kelly  has a successful daytime talk show that has racked up five Emmys.

Her Hollywood Walk of Fame unveiling turned into an American Idol reunion with Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson making appearances. Simon also has a star on the famous walk. When he received the honor in 2018, Kelly was there to celebrate . He returned the favor this week with a glowing speech.

Kelly Clarkson gets her Walk Of Fame Star and here are some photos. Also an interesting video from her American Idol journey. It includes a not so perfect audition, but it was enough to get her through.

  • Simon and Paula

    Simon and Paul

    Former American Idol judges, Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul at The Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Ceremony for Kelly Clarkson

  • The original American Idol gang

    Idol gang

    The original cast of judges and the first American Idol winner. Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell , Kelly Clarkson, and Paula Abdul attend The Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Ceremony for Kelly Clarkson.

  • Kelly Gets Her Star

    Kelly Clarkson Honored
    Jason Halbert, Randy Jackson, Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, Simon Cowell, Kelly Clarkson, Paula Abdul, and Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Lupita Sanchez Cornejo attend The Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Ceremony for Kelly Clarkson.

  • Paula and Kelly

    Paula and Kelly

    Paula Abdul and Kelly Clarkson speak onstage during The Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Ceremony

  • Kelly and kids

    Kelly and kids

    Kelly’s kids also attended her Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony: River Rose Blackstock and Remington Alexander Blackstock

  • Kelly's American Idol auditions and journey