Kelly Clarkson Not As Big a Star As Carrie Underwood, Says Ryan Seacrest

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Kelly Clarkson is not as big a star as Carrie Underwood. At least, that is the opinion of American Idol host Ryan Seacrest.

Both Clarkson and Underwood were discovered on the Idol, turning them into megastars.

When asked Tuesday on the Today show who he thought the biggest star to ever come out of Idol was, Seacrest answered without hesitation, “Carrie Underwood.”

When one of the Today show hosts mentioned Clarkson, Seacrest replied, “Kelly too, but, you know, I was just on New Year’s with Carrie, and she’s just a superstar. She really is. So I take Carrie.”

Ryan Seacrest began hosting American Idol in 2002, This will be the final season of the singing competition, which begins on Jan. 7.

Seacrest said life will not be the same when the final season is completed and noted that he will be “looking for something” to do once Idol wraps in May.

“I can’t imagine life without going on the auditions every summer, and then doing the shows, you know, for months afterwards,” Seacrest said.

Who do you think is the bigger star? Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson?

Pam Wright