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Kelly Clarkson on why she gave a song to One Direction

Kelly Clarkson has revealed how she ended up writing a song for One Direction.

The American Idol star helped write the song 'Tell Me A Lie' for the British boyband at the request of Simon Cowell.

However, she told the Daily Star that she ended up giving the band a song she had previously penned for herself because it didn't fit her own album. She said:

"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. While I wrote the song for me, it didn't fit in the current album as I never want an album to sound like one thought."

Clarkson meanwhile also spoke about One Direction's success in her native US, adding that there is an abundance of British talent at the moment. She said:

"One Direction have worked so well in America as well as the UK because people love a story, plus they have this innocence about them that attracts people. There's a lot of British talent doing well in America right now. I'm a huge fan of Ellie Goulding and Jessie J."




Listen to One Direction's 'Tell Me A Lie' below: