Anyone who watched the Billboard Music Awards last night (May 20) know that host and performer Kelly Clarkson gave one of the strongest performances of the evening. After opening the show with an emotional tribute to the recent Santa Fe school shooting, Clarkson put on an epic performance of a medley of hits from the nights' nominees and later returned to the stage for a confident rendition of “Whole Lotta Woman."
Adam Lambert, who like Clarkson is a former American Idol contestant, took to Twitter to praise her. “Yes. Reconfirmed. Kelly Clarkson is THE American Idol. Your vocals are on another level,” he tweeted. Clarkson was quick to respond, replying, “Sir, coming from you that is quite the compliment.”