Kelly Clarkson “Piece By Piece” “American Idol” Video: Watch First-Ever Winner’s Return Performance!
Kelly Clarkson returned to where it all started on Thursday: The “American Idol” stage. Watch the highly emotion performance below that left Clarkson and the judges in tears!
The inaugural “Idol” served as a guest judge for the first live episode of the farewell season. As she watched the season 15 Top 10 perform in hopes of following in her footsteps, the season one winner was no doubt having some serious flashbacks. Of course, the appearance wouldn’t have been complete without a performance of her own.
Clarkson sang “Piece By Piece” from her album of the same name. Not only was Clarkson in tears by her own emotional performance, but also the judges and audience gave her a standing ovation. Her record came out almost exactly a year ago, on February 27, 2015. The song was initially chosen to be a promotional single around the same time, but became the official third single sent to radio last November.
Of course, this wasn’t Clarkson’s first time back on “Idol” since her victory in 2002. She’s made sporadic pop-ins over the years, including just last year when the FOX music competition hosted a “Kelly Clarkson Night” in her honor. While the season 14 contestants all had to sing her hits, the superstar herself performed her track “Heartbeat Song,” as well as an incredible rendition of “At Last,” the very same song she sang during her audition more than a decade ago.
Now with just seven weeks left in her second pregnancy, it’s unclear if Clarkson wil be attending the big finale this April. Reports say she actually pre-taped a medley performance this week that will be saved for the end of the show’s run. So does that mean tonight was Clarkson’s last-ever live “Idol” appearance? That just may be.
Check out the video below of Clarkson’s highly emotional performance of “Piece By Piece”!