Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.
“I hold a deep affection for you, Mariah Carey,” the singer expressed during her appearance on ‘The Tonight Show’ last Friday.
Kelly Clarkson is eager to make a Mariah Carey songwriting collaboration a reality!
The 41-year-old “Since U Been Gone” singer expressed her desire to take up the 54-year-old “Hero” songstress on her offer to co-write a song, which she had unintentionally declined years ago.
Appearing on The Tonight Show in anticipation of her talk show’s new season, Clarkson revealed the unintentional snub during a chat with host Jimmy Fallon.
The American Idol alum began by recounting that the very first song she ever performed in front of an audience was Mariah Carey’s “Vision of Love.”
“I wish I could say I was being courageous and bold, but I was just being clueless,” she admitted to the 49-year-old Fallon, adding, “I just adore that song.”
When asked whether she had ever conveyed her admiration to Carey, whom she described as a “huge fan” of, Clarkson admitted that she hadn’t, but she did recall a separate encounter with the singer.
“She knows I’m a huge fan because I’ve bumped into her a few times, and she’s probably put me on some security list to avoid me,” she humorously remarked. She then mentioned a past occurrence where she felt she “did something foolish.”
“She came on The Voice, and we were working together, and sometimes I just blurt out everything that’s on my mind, which I probably shouldn’t do,” Clarkson began, alluding to Carey’s 2018 role as an adviser on the NBC talent competition.
The “Stronger” singer went on to reveal that, after they had exchanged compliments about their songwriting talents, Carey had proposed the idea of collaborating on a song. However, Clarkson inadvertently declined the offer.
Clarkson recounted the situation with a laugh, saying, “I walked away, and my friends were like, ‘Do you realize you just said ‘No’ to Mariah Carey?'”
She went on to explain, “That’s not what I intended. What I meant was that my best writing doesn’t typically happen in that type of situation. I’m usually most productive when I’m alone. If you see my name on a song, I usually wrote it by myself.”
Fallon then interjected, “But you’d absolutely love to write a song with Mariah Carey,” to which Clarkson enthusiastically confirmed, “I would absolutely love to. I love you, Mariah Carey.”
Clarkson previously shared her thoughts on the matter during an appearance on Las Culturistas in July. She informed hosts Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers that she had only engaged in collaborative songwriting in the same room with others “twice in my life” because she isn’t a writer who easily exposes her vulnerabilities.
She humorously remarked, “I don’t want to sit in a room with you, ma’am, you have like a billion No. 1s!” in reference to her perception of Mariah Carey’s immense success.
The former judge from The Voice also expressed her admiration for Carey’s songwriting skills, which are often an overlooked aspect of her artistry.
“I’m a massive fan of supporting her as if I’m on her street team when it comes to acknowledging that she’s one of the most exceptional songwriters ever,” she stated. “It’s not something people often mention. They always talk about her incredible vocals, which, of course, are outstanding. But, folks, try to name another artist as successful as her who wrote all of it.”