Sunday night, Feb. 10, an emotional Kelly Clarkson wowed audiences with her acceptance speech at the Grammys after winning the "Best Pop Vocal Album" award for her hit "Stronger." Though the real test of originality is not novelty but sincerity, the little girl from Texas with the big voice delivered all three, originality, novelty and utter sincerity.
To thunderous applause, Clarkson stumbled and bumbled her way onstage and admitted that public speaking makes her nervous. Acknowledging rivals P!nk and fun., Clarkson singled out singer Miguel, blurting out, "I don’t know who the hell you are; but, we have to sing together. ... That was the sexiest damned thing I’ve ever seen!”
The Dallas Morning News couldn't resist publishing a quickie, full of pride for their home-grown talent. "It was Clarkson’s so real and unpretentious acceptance speech that just made her soar to the stratosphere in my book," wrote music critic Mario Tarradell.
It's true her public speech awkwardness was out for the world to see; however, to take a line from the lyrics of her Grammy award winning album, "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." From that moment, until the end of her tribute to legendary musical giants Patti Page and Carole King, Kelly had the super-star audience in the palm of her hand.
For what it's worth, the Huffington Post reminded, "Last year, Adele won Best Pop Vocal Album for "21," her mega-successful 2011 album." Can anyone remember what Adele said?