Old Rochester Freshman to Appear on ‘Kelly Clarkson Show’
An Old Rochester Regional High School freshman will appear on Kelly Clarkson's new tv show on Thursday.
For much of the past year, Nolan Gibbons has been juggling a full class schedule at ORR while performing with the singing group Acapop! KIDS. The team that developed the popular Pentatonix started the kids' version of the group, and it is quickly becoming a fan favorite.
Acapop! KIDS has covered hits from across multiple genres including Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's "Shallow," Ariana Grande's "Breathin'" and Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." Fans of Season 17 of The Voice may recognize the face and voice of Preston C. Howell. He reminds a lot of people of a mini version of Michael Bublé.
The group has been gaining a lot of momentum since the holidays. They have millions of views on YouTube and will be heading out on tour. Their most recent stop, however, was into The Kelly Clarkson Show at Universal Studios in California. The group recorded a segment over the weekend with the original American Idol champion. Nolan's father, Warren, reported from backstage that Kelly Clarkson was so impressed that the performance "brought her to tears!"
The appearance has now been edited and is set to air on national television Thursday. The show airs weekdays at 3 p.m. on WJAR Channel 10 in Providence and on NBC 10 Boston (Channel 810 on Verizon). Set your DVRs.
NBC recently announced that they have signed Kelly Clarkson to a contract extension that will bring her show into the year 2021.