Clarkson delivered renditions of “At Last” and “Express Yourself” during her inaugural audition. This performance garnered unanimous approval from judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell, and Randy Jackson, securing her a coveted spot in the Hollywood round.
Upon hearing the good news, Kelly Clarkson responds with a single word, “Score!”
The initial audition radiates with charm. Clarkson’s bubbly personality, which has endeared her to audiences, is evident from the start, even convincing Randy Jackson to partake in an impromptu audition.
The judges, clearly enjoying the playful banter, make a light-hearted deal with Clarkson, suggesting she can proceed to Hollywood if she goes outside the room and informs host Ryan Seacrest to address his hair highlights. Clarkson happily complies, sealing her journey toward stardom