How Aretha Franklin Predicted Kelly Clarkson's Success

How Aretha Franklin Predicted Kelly Clarkson's Success

As the new season of "American Idol" kicks off, let's throw it back to 2002 when “American Idol” was getting ready to crown its first winner...

The great Aretha Franklin shared her thoughts with Inside Edition all those years ago. Aretha praised then finalist Kelly Clarkson and predicted she’d have a successful career! Aretha also had kind words for Kelly's fellow finalist Justin Guarini, saying she’d love for him to open for her on tour.

Now, 17 years later, Inside Edition producer Kevin Harry looks back on his interview with Aretha Franklin and reveals what she was like to work with that day. Watch the Inside Edition video below...

 

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