Kelly Clarkson opened Wednesday night’s (May 1) 2019 Billboard Music Awards in style. The two-time host, wearing a sparkly black dress, made her entrance through the audience and took a seat next to Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews to commiserate about Taylor Swift’s eye-popping opening “Me!” performance before running down the list of the other amazing sets on tap, pausing to let the crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas scream in anticipation when she got to the much-anticipated live debut of BTS and Halsey’s “Boy With Luv.”
A familiar-looking security guard — yes, former New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski — cut her off, though, booting the host out of her seat to let Florida Georgia Line get to their spots. “My name’s Kelly Clarkson,” she said as Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard pretended not to recognize her. “Oh, you got jokes, you got jokes? Okay. I’ll prove it,” she said as she summoned her guitarist and busted into a the duo’s smash “Meant to Be” as her backup singers appeared out of nowhere.