Kelly Clarkson has revealed why she chose The Voice over American Idol, the show which made her famous.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the singer revealed that her family life schedule was more in keeping with the filming demands of The Voice than American Idol, with her husband Brandon Blackstock representing Blake Shelton, who is also a coach on The Voice.

“We’re used to the Voice schedule, we already have to work around it because of our family,” the 35 year old singer revealed.

“We have four children — that can be very taxing with a schedule. It was just a no-brainer for me with ‘The Voice’ because of that alone.”

Clarkson revealed ABC approached her just a few days after they announced earlier this summer that they were reviving American Idol.

However, she had apparently committed to NBC’s The Voice at around the same time, so the producers were unable to sign her up, despite reports that she was about to do so.

“I was kind of bummed too when (American Idol) came to me,” the singer said. “I hope it’s super successful.”

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