Kelly Clarkson isn’t only the first ‘American Idol’ winner — she’s the first to hot 100 Billboard No. 1 hits; so it’s no surprise she returned for an epic performance at the finale — and mixed in as many as possible.
If there’s anyone who knows what Trent Harmon and La’Porsha Renae are going through on American Idol — it’s Kelly Clarkson! A very pregnant Kelly hit the stage at the finale with a medley of hits and it was seriously so good — and tough to watch without crying! She of course, pretaped it two weeks ago since she’s very pregnant! Watch it here.
She kicked off the pre-taped performance with “Miss Independent” and ended with “A Moment Like This,” — the song she won it all with. In between, she sang clips of her epic hits, “Break Away,” “Since You Been Gone,” “Because of You,” “Walk Away,” “My Life Would Suck Without You,” “Already Gone,” “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” “Stronger,” “Heartbreak Song,” and “Invincible.”
She was wearing a tight black dress and we have to say, she was absolutely glowing! Of course, we’ll get the news soon that she has welcomed her second baby since she’s due any day now.
Earlier this season, Kelly returned to perform “Piece by Piece” and join the judges as a guest at the table and actually got extremely emotional! The song, which is about finding love with a man who loves her made her think of her strained relationship with her father.
“I cried the whole time,” Kelly said on Ellen. “I didn’t realize it was gonna be that bad. And we were rehearsing that day and I just couldn’t get through it. My one-year-old is running around the same hallway as I was at 19!”
Did you love her performance? Let us know if you choked up like we did!