It’s the farewell season of American Idol and as the show comes to an end, it’s only fitting that past winners make an appearance on the show. The show’s first winner, Kelly Clarkson, has become a huge star since winning the show and was invited back to perform on a results show. However, no one expected Kelly affect the audience and judges the way she did.

Kelly sang her brand new single and title track of her seventh studio album, ‘Piece By Piece’, and the emotional song brought tears not only the crowd and the judges but to herself as well and battled performing the track from start to finish. ‘Piece By Piece’ is an emotional song Kelly wrote about fatherhood and abandonment.

In the song, Kelly sings about finding love again. Her father left her at a young age and sings about the love her husband, Brandon Blackstock, has for her daughter River Rose and how it restored her faith in a father’s love.

Kelly opens up more than ever before in the incredibly personal song singing “Piece by piece, he collected me up off the ground, where you abandoned things, yeah. Piece by piece he filled the holes that you burned in me at six years old and you know, he never walks away he never asks for money, he takes care of me. He loves me. Piece by piece, he restored my faith that a man can be kind and a father could… stay”

The performance is fantastic and I love how emotional the song still makes Kelly feel. Before you watch the clip, make sure you have some tissues nearby…

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