‘American Idol,’ ‘X Factor’ notes: Kelly Clarkson, Jessica Sanchez, One Direction

Who did Jessica end up meeting?

With everyone being in the middle of a rather quiet period for “American Idol,” we are including both it and a little bit of “The X Factor” (at least the British version) in our Thursday morning edition of the “notes.”

Jessica Sanchez meets Lil Wayne – It’s interesting just how many famous people the recent star has managed to meet just within the past few weeks. She has sang with Jennifer Holliday, performed in Washington DC along with a Manny Pacquiao match, and also said hello to none other than Lil Wayne.

In a new post on her Twitter account this week, Jessica revealed that she met the Grammy-winning rapper while in Oklahoma City performing at Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The irony here? It was only a matter of weeks ago that Lil Wayne was denied entry into a Thunder game over not having a ticket to get in. (Apparently, someone has fixed this situation now.)

With this gig over, Jessica is now going to focus a little bit more on preparing for the show’s summer tour next month — which will even include an international stop in the Philippines.

Kelly Clarkson talks giving One Direction a song – There is a song on One Direction’s album “Up All Night” entitled “Tell Me a Lie,” and it has a certain “American Idol” connection courtesy of the original winner Kelly Clarkson serving as a writer for the song.

So why did she decide to give it up to the “X Factor” sensation? In a new blog on the Daily Star, much of her reasoning behind giving the boys

“I’m very particular about that because my songs are like my babies. If I wanted it done I can sing it myself. I’m such a writer’s snob.  People have asked for songs and I’m like: ‘I can’t stand their voice, they’re not singing my song.’

“When Simon Cowell put me forward to write for One Direction I said: ‘Let me hear them first.’ Simon has been really supportive since I won ‘American Idol.’ ‘Tell Me A Lie’ is the cut I’ve got on 1D’s album as I like the story of them, how they came together as a group.”

Considering that One Direction’s debut just so happens to be an international sensations, it definitely looks like Kelly made the right decision.

As always, check back soon for more of the latest “Idol” news!

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