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Kelly Clarkson nearly loses it over her idols, Texas alternative rockers the Toadies

”They are probably my greatest influence. I love [Todd Lewis’] voice. He’s just got such a unique style. I love emotional singers. It’s kind of weird because I was the leader of my youth group and everybody was like, ‘You listen to the Toadies? What are you doing?’ They were heavy into Christian music, and I like Christian music too, but sometimes you just…”

Originally posted September 5 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT

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