Kelly Clarkson Says She Never Voted On 'American Idol'

Kelly Clarkson performs in Las Vegas, 2008 Kelly Clarkson performs in Las Vegas, 2008

Kelly Clarkson may have beat out Justin Guarini on the first season of “American Idol,” but according to the singer – it wasn’t because of any votes she cast.

In a new interview with Newsweek’s March 26 issue, the “My Life Would Suck Without You” singer said she’s never called or texted for her favorite contestant on the popular Fox reality show.

“No. I never even voted for myself,” she told the mag. “I thought it was such bad karma. And I’m kind of just lazy.”

Though Kelly doesn’t run to her phone when Ryan Seacrest tells the audience that the phone lines are open, she does still tune in when her schedule permits.

“Whenever I can catch it,” she said when asked if she still watches the show.

Kelly noted, however, that being overseas or on the road doesn’t help when it comes to getting her “Idol” fix.

“They always have the show on when I can’t watch it. I’m either on tour or I’m in Europe,” she said. “But I love watching it.”

Kelly said she’s still close with fellow “Idol” alum, new dad Clay Aiken, but not close enough to change his son’s diapers.

“Oh, my God,” Kelly said when asked if she would watch Clay’s son Parker. “First of all, Clay would know better than to have me baby-sit his child.”

“I’m not, like, bad with them,” she continued. “I’m awesome at the aunt thing. I’ll hang out with my oldest; out of all my nieces and nephews, the nephew is the oldest, he’s 7. But I’m not really good with the whole baby thing,” Kelly added. “I don’t do the diaper thing.”

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