Kelly Clarkson decided to roll with it when a fan mistook her for fellow American Idol winner, Carrie Underwood. On Friday's episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, the singer hilariously recalled an encounter she had with the young woman who approached her for an autograph.
"This girl came up to me and was like, 'Oh my god, your song 'So Small' is one of my favorites,'" Clarkson explained. "And I kept thinking, 'I don't have a song "So Small."' And then she said another song and I was like, 'Oh, you think I'm Carrie Underwood.'"
Clarkson wasn't quite sure how to handle the awkward situation, but ultimately decided not to correct the fan.
"And I literally look nothing like Carrie Underwood," she continued. "I was so embarrassed for her that I just...She was like, 'Can you sign this?' And I totally signed 'Carrie Underwood.' I think that might be illegal!"
This isn't the first time Clarkson has shared stories of fans thinking she was Underwood.
"People come up to me all the time. Okay, we look nothing alike, we sound nothing alike, there’s nothing about us that’s similar, really, except we were both on Idol," she said during an interview in 2016. "People are always like, 'I love your song, "So Small," and I’m like, 'Thank you. Thank you, I think you’re thinking I’m Carrie Underwood.' It always happens!"
Clarkson and Underwood have been friends since meeting through American Idol. Clarkson was the first winner of the singing competition in 2002, while Underwood won three years later in 2005.
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