Kelly Clarkson because very emotional during her performance of Piece by Piece on Thursday’s episode of American Idol and she wasn’t the only one to break down in tears over the performance.
The former Idol winner, who is also pregnant, wiped away tears was became so choked up that she missed a few lyrics as she performed as guest judge on the first live show of the farewell season of American Idol.
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It’s no wonder the singer became as emotional as she did considering she owes her career to the show. Clarkson was the first-ever contestant to be crowned an Idol winner 14 seasons ago.
Clarkson, despite being only weeks away until she gives birth to her second child, was bound and determined to be a part of the series’ final season.
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Following her performance, Clarkson told Ryan Seacrest she was sorry for letting her emotions get the best of her.
“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,” she said, as the audience applauded her efforts.
Clarkson hinted before the performance that she might have trouble getting through the song, which she said is about being abandoned by her father as a child.
“I actually wrote it pregnant with my little girl and now I’m pregnant with my little boy,” she said. “So if I don’t make it through and I start crying, just laugh. It’ll make me feel better.”