Kelly Clarkson: Daytime Emmys winner is’ coming ‘for EGOT’

Kelly Clarkson She won the award for Best Entertainment Talk Show Host at the 2020 Daytime Emmys for “The Kelly Clarkson Show.” Since she already has three Grammys for her work as a record artist, that takes her to the middle of the EGOT Grand Slam. Only 15 people have won a competitive Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony, including their fellow coach on “The Voice” John Legend. And he made sure to let him know on Twitter: “I’m going for that EGOT status.” They are words of struggle! Scroll down to see her tweet and check out the full list of Emmy winners here.

After winning the inaugural season of “American Idol” in 2002, Clarkson won her first Grammys in 2006: Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Since U Been Gone” and Best Pop Album for “Breakaway”. She then won Best Pop Album again in 2013 for “Stronger”. Now that she has her Emmy for her daytime talk show, she’s only the second “Idol” student to come halfway to EGOT. The other is a Grammy and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson – WHO also turns out to be a coach on “The Voice”.

Meanwhile, Legend won his first Grammys in 2006, the same year as Clarkson. She claimed Best New Artist, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance (“Common People”) and Best R&B Album (“Get Lifted”). Over the course of her musical career, she won 11 Grammys. The other three show business awards started coming almost a decade later, but they came quickly. She won her Oscar in 2015: Best Original Song for “Glory” in “Selma”. He won his Tony in 2017: Best Play Revival as producer of “Jitney”. And he won his Emmy in 2018: Best Special Variety (live) for “Jesus Christ Superstar”.

Therefore, you never know when the opportunity will strike and how fast it could happen. Do you think Clarkson will finally catch Legend and make EGOT? She needs a Tony and an Oscar to do it, and as Legend showed, production and composition could do the trick.