Kelly Clarkson believes TV talent shows encourage "artist development".
The 'Mr. Know It All' hitmaker, who won 'American Idol' in 2002, believes it is tougher for singers to crack the music industry in a traditional way, but by going on shows such as 'The X Factor' they are given the opportunity to learn a lot in a short space of time.
Taylor Swift took home three accolades at the American Music Awards (AMAs) last night (20.11.11).
The 'Love Story' hitmaker - who was named Entertainer of The Year at the Country Music Awards earlier this month - won the major Artist of the Year prize, as well as Best Female Artist and Best Album for 'Speak Now' in the Country Music category at the ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.