Daytime Emmy nominee Kelly Clarkson could become the second ‘American Idol’ alum to get halfway to Egot

Daytime Emmy nominee Kelly Clarkson could become the second ‘American Idol’ alum to get halfway to Egot
Singer Kelly Clarkson debuted her syndicated talk show “The Kelly Clarkson Show” last fall, and in its first season on the air it has already made a big splash at the Daytime Emmys with seven nominations, which makes it the second most nominated talk show behind “The View.” And if Clarkson wins she’ll follow Jennifer Hudson as only the second “American Idol” alum to get halfway to Egot.

Hudson was infamously eliminated from “American Idol” in seventh place during the show’s third season, but she got the last laugh. She made her feature film debut in the musical “Dreamgirls” (2006) and won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress; she’s still the only “Idol” alum with an Oscar on their mantel. Then she won her first Grammy in 2009: Best R&b Album for her self-titled debut collection. Then she won Best Musical Theater Album in 2017 for “The Color Purple.
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