WATCH: Kelly Clarkson Brings Everyone to Tears, Including Herself, With Her Emotional ‘American Idol’ Performance
Get your tissues out.
Last night Kelly Clarkson made an emotional return to the American Idol stage, that brought everyone in the room, including herself, to tears. Having been the reality show’s first winner, it was a really full circle moment when Clarkson took the stage to perform her new single “Piece by Piece.” The song, about her father leaving her and how great of a father her husband is, is such an emotional ballad, it was hard for the singer to get through.
But Clarkson wasn’t the only one, judges Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez also shed a tear and praised the singer for her incredible performance. After she finished blowing everyone away, Clarkson apologized for crying, blaming her emotions on pregnancy hormones (she’s nearly eight months pregnant) and nostalgia.
Launch the video up top to see Clarkson’s entire performance.