Anna Sheffer
April 08, 2019 11:47 am

Kelly Clarkson is a star—to say the least. From being the first-ever American Idol to getting her own talk show, the singer is a veritable pop culture icon. But apparently, not everyone recognizes Clarkson. In fact, some poor soul mistook her for a seat-filler at the 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards. The singer handled the moment with total  grace—and even laughed about it on Twitter.

She described it as “the greatest thing by far” that she experienced during the awards show in an April 8th tweet.

The pop star went on to declare that the debacle “made my night.” She concluded by clarifying that she “just politely said no” to the request to move, managing to stay in her seat.

It seems all’s well that ends well—although we’re sure the person who made the mistake is pretty embarrassed right about now. Twitter users were amazed by the error.

Others thought Clarkson should have taken advantage of the situation.

Clarkson performed not once, but twice at the 2019 ACM Awards. Billboard notes that she joined Jason Aldean for their duet “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” and she also sang a verse in Dan + Shay’s performance of their single “Keeping Score.”

We’re glad to see Clarkson crushing it—as always (whether or not everyone recognizes her).

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