Happy birthday to Kelly Clarkson, the first “American Idol” winner — Watch her “Idol” audition from 2002

Kelly Clarkson turns 33 today, but 13 years ago she was a charmingly awkward 20-year-old from Texas who probably had no idea she would soon become one of the most famous singers in the world. Watch her audition from the first season of American Idol and you can see the basic qualities that took her to where she is today — a bubbly personality and a powerhouse voice.

And don’t forget, Kelly’s coming to Key Arena on August 12. Tickets here.

About John Fisher

John is a Midwest native who started his Northwest radio career in 1992 after moving to Seattle from Chicago. He’s an avid cyclist, painter, traveler, foodie, and dog lover (Hazel and Gizmo, both shelter dogs.) He’s worked with various animal organizations including PAWS, Seattle Humane Society and Seattle Animal Shelter. John got a late start on fatherhood – he and his wife have a 5-year-old son named Dawson who already has a crush on Katy Perry.