Krewe will also debut 330-foot long float in next year's parade
Pop star Kelly Clarkson will ride as celebrity grand marshal when the Krewe of Endymion parade rolls on the Saturday before Mardi Gras in 2013.
Clarkson was the first winner of the Fox reality show "American Idol" in 2002. Her hits include "A Moment Like This" and "Because of You."
She'll perform at the Endymion Extravaganza at the Superdome after the parade.
Clarkson might be upstaged at the Feb. 9 parade by a float organizers bill as the largest and most elaborate in Carnival history. The super float will be 330 feet long and carry more than 230 riders. Its design focuses on Pontchartrain Beach, the amusement park that entertained generations on the Lakefront before closing in 1983.
Mardi Gras is Feb. 12.
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