Kelly Clarkson isn’t one to shy away from sharing embarrassing life stories.
On Friday’s (Oct. 16) episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, Clarkson — who recently hosted the 2020 Billboard Music Awards — recalled a hilarious incident when a stranger once mistook her for fellow American Idol winner Carrie Underwood.
During a segment called “I’m Awesome at Being Awkward,” Clarkson joined guests Cheryl Hines and Michelle Buteau in answering a question about the appropriate response to someone mistaking you for another person: rolling with it or correcting the person?
Clarkson, of course, rolled with it.
“This girl came up to me and was like, ‘Oh my god, your song ‘So Small’ is one of my favorites.’ 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 said, adding that she and the country star look nothing alike.
“I was so embarrassed for her. She was like, ‘Can you sign this?’ And I totally signed ‘Carrie Underwood.’ I think that might be illegal!”
Clarkson and Underwood have remained close over the years due to their connection with American Idol. Clarkson became the season one champ in 2002, and Underwood won the competition three years later.
Watch Clarkson recall the comical story below.