"She's awesome. I remember when I did something with her on American Idol she was so great", the singer and talk show host told ET's Jennifer Peros at the premiere of the HBO original movie Wizard of Lies at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City on Thursday.
Grammy victor Kelly Clarkson is joining the hit singing competition "The Voice" as a coach, but not for another year. She mentioned that she had been approached about being a coach in the past, but said that the "timing" had not worked out until she was offered the job for season 14, possibly referring, in part, to her being pregnant when the idea had previously come up.
She added that she's enjoyed appearing on the show in recent seasons as an adviser or a performer and that she established an "amazing relationship" with the network during her Christmas special.
Meanwhile, there were recent reports that Clarkson was going to join the upcoming "American Idol" reboot as judge.
Rather than returning to the show she won way back in 2002, Kelly took to Facebook with country star Blake Shelton to announce that she would instead be taking on a role as a coach on American Idol's rival The Voice.
Now, it seems Clarkson will join "The Voice" at around the same time the new "Idol" season starts, Variety reported.
She will be joining fellow coaches Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, and a fourth coach to be named at a later date.
We're told Kelly's ask was just beyond their budget.
Earlier this year, when season 12 hopeful Stephanie Rice covered her song "Piece By Piece", Clarkson proved herself a fan by tweeting about the emotional moment in real time. In the past, Clarkson has also served as guest judge, and her positive personality and knowledge in the industry made her an effective one. She will be joined by Miley Cyrus, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine. "Watch out, Shelton, I'm coming to win!" Now the series is being revived by ABC next year (18), names are being thrown around for the judging panel of the new version. Viewers can catch season 13 of The Voice on NBC at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Mondays and Tuesdays.
He paused to allow for a plane to fly over, then he continued, "We found out some big news today and decided why not share it with America", he said.