Kelly Clarkson Brings America to Tears with Stunning ‘American Idol’ Performance

Joey Skladany

If pregnancy hormones are to blame for Kelly Clarkson’s emotional performance of “Piece by Piece” on “American Idol,” then we all must be pregnant—especially Keith Urban, who openly sobbed throughout the entire song.

Our original Idol returned as a guest judge during Thursday’s first live show and forewarned us that things were going to get heavy. Needless to say, nobody was expecting to end the night with an ugly cry before bed.

“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,” Clarkson told Ryan Seacrest after struggling to finish her hit song’s final lyrics.

Keith Urban crying on American Idol(Fox)

It’s been 14 years since the “Stronger” singer took home the crown, but her attachment to the show obviously continues to be sentimental.

Check out the full clip below, just be sure to have tissues on standby—not even kidding.

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