John Legend Joins Kelly Clarkson On Stage At Hollywood Bowl

August 1, 2012 By:

Kelly Clarkson fans got a big surprise during a Monday night concert.

The American Idol veteran packed the Hollywood Bowl and put on a short, but fierce performance. And, as an added bonus, John Legend took the stage to help Kelly out with one song.

Kelly and John are co-judges on ABC’s “Duets.” Following suit with the show’s theme, they sang a soaring version of Jason Aldean’s “Don’t You Wanna Stay.”

During an interview with the concert’s presenter Los Angeles’s 104.3 MyFM, Kelly compared Season One of “Duets” with her time on the first season of FOX's “American Idol.”

“Oh my God, it was so hard,” Kelly said. “Everything was new and they really hadn’t put together the show ... They kind of did the same thing with ‘Idol.’”

In addition to the loose, boozy style of outdoor venues that she grew up loving in Texas, Kelly was excited to join the ranks of other big names that have played the Bowl. in the past.

“I just love those kind of venues that everybody [has played] from Tony Bennett to Reba, who I love and I’ve seen here … It’s just cool,” said Kelly. “It’s a cool place for music in general.”

Also present at the exciting event was redheaded wild child Kathy Griffin. The Bravo! host tweeted an Instagram picture with Kelly backstage at the event.

Kathy wore a leopard print top and Kelly rocked a Pink Floyd tanktop and Native American-themed dangle earnings.

Kelly’s set was part of MyFM’s My Big Night Out. Carolina Liar, who opened the show, and The Fray also performed.

The singer’s fifth studio album Stronger arrived last October. The title track, which topped the Billboard 100, is currently Clarkson’s best-selling single ever.