You really can't underestimate American Idol's popularity. At Kelly Clarkson's music showcase at the MO Bar on Monday, it was evident that most of the audience weren't traditional concert goers. They were fans of the TV singing competition who then became fans of the season-one winner. Here to promote her new CD, All I Ever Wanted, Clarkson was joined by a five-piece band that performed an unplugged set. It included hits Because Of You, Behind These Hazel Eyes and Miss Independent. Clarkson admitted that the lack of crunchy electric guitars backing her was a new experience. 'This is the first time I'm doing some of these songs this way,' she said. 'It's kind of cool for me.' It was kind of cool for the crowd, too, which clapped along unprompted. The hardcore Kelly fans up front even joined her in singing entire choruses. For her first Hong Kong appearance, the Texan brought the six-song show to a climax by belting out her current single, My Life Would Suck Without You, which she joked is a different tenor from her usual break-up angst anthems. 'This is my idea of a non-boy-hater song. I have a lot of boy-hater songs.' Before the show, her record company also presented a large heart-shaped plaque to her on-stage, in recognition of her efforts - I guess nobody gets gold or platinum records anymore. The singer is hanging around town for a couple more days for interviews and an autograph session at Central's HMV today at 4pm. By the way, the guy playing guitar behind her in the picture is not the singer from Midnight Oil.