Keith Urban completely falls apart during emotional Kelly Clarkson performance

The first time we saw Kelly Clarkson in her element, we knew we were looking at a star. The incredibly talented singer has proven time and time again that not only can she hit those high notes with her powerful voice, she can fill them with true heartfelt emotion.

Perhaps nothing reveals that more poignantly than when the natural born star performed her hit “Piece by Piece” on popular TV talent show, American Idol.

At the time of this performance, Kelly Clarkson’s name was already on the lips of thousands across the country. The 36-year-old had proved to the world just how much emotion she could transmit through a song — and that she could bring an entire audience to tears.

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‘Piece by Piece’

The former American idol winner, now pregnant, returned to the stage and performed her emotional hit song, “Piece by Piece”. She sang it so deep from her heart that she caused tears to start streaming down what seemed to be every audience member’s face. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room.

Her impact, above all, could be seen on jury member Keith Urban’s cheeks. He simply could not hold back his tears.

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Close to Home

Kelly Clarkson is known to be able to transmit emotion through her voice in a way that not any singer can. She certainly proved it on this day, as she sang her hit song before a tearful crowd.

But the reason this song hits so close to home for Kelly is that it is based on her own personal experience.

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At just about a couple minutes into the song, Kelly has to stop to collect herself. And this happens not once, but twice. She amazingly gathers the strength to continue to beautifully complete her performance.

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Watch her emotional performance for yourself in the video below.

I have so much respect for singers that sing directly from their hearts. Frankly, I cried my eyes out when I watched Kelly Clarkson’s performance. Share this article with your family and friends if Kelly’s performance moved you to your core, too.