Can you believe that it’s been 14 years since Kelly Clarkson was crowned the first ever American Idol? It’s just as hard to believe that the iconic show is taking its last curtain call come May. But, if you’re having a hard time with the end of the AI era, Kelly Clarkson is feeling those feels way more. Last night, she returned to the American Idol stage to sing her hit, “Piece by Piece.” An emotional song to begin with, Clarkson got so choked up on stage—let’s not forget that she is nine months pregnant with her second child too—that she broke down in tears, missing a few lyrics. Here’s the must-see moment:
With her due date so close, it was extremely important to Kelly that she made it to the American Idol stage one last time. Her passion and emotion behind that mission was contagious—Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban were in tears watching her too. Apologizing afterwards to Ryan Seacrest, Clarkson explained, “I’m pregnant, and I’m nostalgic, and I can’t believe it’s the last season, and I’m really sorry, but I just bawled!”
Crying while singing “Piece by Piece,” or any of the heartfelt songs from the album of the same name, isn’t totally shocking—Clarkson did reveal to us all of the emotional stories behind the songs on the album. You can read all about it here!
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