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Kelly Clarkson Returned To ‘American Idol’ Last Night & Moved Everyone To Tears

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We’re just going to be upfront about it. We haven’t exactly been keeping up with American Idol over the past several seasons. Though we were enraptured with the music competition show during its early days, the last time we really paid it any mind was when Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey were at each others throats. Still, that doesn’t stop us from obsessing over some of the greatest American Idols and their amazing music. We aren’t the only ones who are nostalgic for the good ol’ days. Yesterday the original American Idol, Kelly Clarkson, returned to the stage during AI‘s farewell season for a stunning rendition of her song “Piece By Piece.” While belting out the song, the pregnant singer began weeping, which in turned moved the judges and the audience to tears.


Not only was the song nostalgic for Clarkson, but the show itself is as well. It’s been 14 years since she was crowned the Idol winner, and though she is only weeks away from giving birth to her second child, she was determined to bid farewell to the show that changed her life. When host Ryan Seacrest went up to her at the end of her permanence, Clarkson told him,  “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.” Kelly Clarkson is literally perfection.

Check out the stunning performance below and try not to bawl your eyes out:

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