Kelly Clarkson had everyone in tears as she broke down during her beautiful American Idol performance

By Kirstin Buick
26 February 2016

She sang a song that tells the story of her absentee father, and how she'll never do what he did to her children.

It's no wonder Kelly Clarkson had the audience and the judging panel in tears when she sang her latest track Piece by Piece on American Idol last night.

Heavily pregnant Kelly, who's just seven weeks from her due date, was the grand finale on the 15th and final season of the US reality show. The first season winner reminded fans and the judging panel why she won with her haunting performance, made all the more powerful as she became increasingly emotional towards the end. When it was all over, Kelly brushed away her tears and said, "Sorry, I'm super pregnant and hormonal... it's nostalgic and I can't believe it's the last season, and yeah, really sorry I just bawled." Kelly is mom to one-year-old River Rose with her husband Brandon Blackstock.

"It’s a positive song, even though I know it sounds sad," Kelly told Glamour of Piece by Piece last year. "I don’t know what my father went through as a child, and I don’t know why he left and made the decisions he made, but everyone’s human. I don’t understand it for me, but I understand the depth of what that is — having a child — now, and he’s made me want to be that much more present in my family."

Sources: EOnline!, Marie Claire, Glamour

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