Kelly Clarkson reflects on how American Idol 'forever changed' her life in 20th anniversary post

Kelly Clarkson has reflected on how winning American Idol 20 years ago "forever changed the course of (her) life". The Since U Been Gone singer took to Instagram on Sunday to write a lengthy post in which she reflected on how her life changed forever after she became the first-ever winner of American Idol in 2002. "The family and friendships I have created over these 20 years in music and TV are priceless to me. We only get so many trips around the sun and while I am proud and feel abundantly blessed of the successes and failures that I have learned from."