Kelly Clarkson Performs Amazing Medley as Billboard Music Awards Host
By Elizabeth Stanton
If there's an award for best musical monologue, Kelly Clarkson should win it.
After a tearful cold open addressing the Santa Fe High School shooting, the singer kept it lighter for her Billboard Music Awards hosting gig with a self-deprecating joke about "someone getting fired" for letting her host. She went on describe how she's a huge fan and "a nerd" for the stars in attendance, like Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, Shawn Mendes and many more.
"I'm keeping my role tonight super simple, subtle and understated," she added before launching into a medley of nominated artists that was anything but "simple."
Clarkson wrapped up the performance with acrobats, singers and dancers all covering the stage for the big finish, highlighted by fireworks and a crowd giving her a standing ovation.
"Enough about me, keeping it simple" Clarkson jokingly reiterated at the end, slightly out of breath after crushing a medley that covered nine songs. The Billboard Music Awards are Clarkson's first time hosting an award show, and with that performance, we're ready for her to host every award show.