Kelly Clarkson’s Emotional Performance Will Speak to Moms Everywhere

posted: 02/26/16
by: Briana Finelli
Kelly Clarkson performs Piece By Piece on American Idol
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American Idol alum Kelly Clarkson performed in honor of the show's final season, singing one of her most emotionally-charged songs to date. And you can tell she felt every note of it.

Clarkson revealed that she wrote the song "Piece By Piece" when she was pregnant with her first child, River Rose, as a testament to her husband, Brandon Blackstock's presence in their lives. In the song, Clarkson reflects on her own father's absence in her life from a young age, giving a special message to her child--soon to be children--singing, "I will never leave her like you left me / And she will never have to wonder her worth."

In the performance, Clarkson fights back tears on multiple occasions but makes it through the song with a strong finish, letting the audience know how special the song is to her. Having written it when she was pregnant the first time and now experiencing her second pregnancy, the song has a very special meaning in her life. Warning: You'll probably need at least two tissues for this video:

What do you think of the performance? Have you ever done something special for your child before they were born? Share in the comments!