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Kelly Clarkson brings everyone to tears in American Idol performance

Kelly Clarkson brought the audience and judges to tears with her final American Idol performance Thursday night.

Clarkson, 33, thanked American Idol for “such a beautiful beginning and a perfect ending” after taking the stage that made her famous.

Even Clarkson choked up as she performed ‘Piece by Piece’ - a tune inspired by her husband and father.  

"I'm pregnant and it's nostalgic and I can't believe it's the last season," she told Ryan Seacrest. "Yeah, really sorry I just bawled."

She also served as a guest judge for the 15th and final season of the singing competition.

Since winning American Idol in 2002, Clarkson has won three Grammys and numerous other awards. 

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