Kelly Clarkson made her return to the birthplace of her career with a visit back to the American Idol stage with an emotional performance of her single “Piece By Piece.”
Clarkson was the first to wear the Idol crown and this week she came back to help find the last singer to win it. Sitting at the Judges table Kelly gave insightful and honest feedback to the Top 10 contestants this week at times even admitting hers wouldn’t be popular views, but still not holding them back.
With Kelly Clarkson very pregnant and her due date close to the American Idol series finale in early April, it wouldn’t be possible for her to return for the major event. This visit was likely her last and she delivered with an incredibly powerful close to the night for the American Idol Top 10.
Leaving both the contestants, audience members, and even the Judges in tears.