Swift’s performance was described as “pitch-challenged”, and her record label CEO responded by criticizing American Idol. Scott Borchetta, of Big Machine Records, told the Associated Press, “This is not American Idol. This is not a competition of getting up and seeing who can sing the highest note. This is about a true artist and writer and communicator.”
Enter Kelly Clarkson.
In a recent blog post, addressed to Borchetta, Clarkson, the first American Idol winner responded, “We not only hit the high notes, you forgot to mention we generally hit the ‘right’ notes as well.”