American Idol rocks with Kelly Clarkson

It’s the farewell season for this vocal reality show, but last Friday’s show (Feb 26 in Malaysia) was a game-changer. Why? Because of the guest judge and American Idol Season 1 winner, Kelly Clarkson.

Not only was she spot-on with her comments, honest with her observations, and enthusiastic of the Top 10 contestants especially La’Porsha Renae who sang Rihanna’s Diamonds with heart, Kelly sang her own song with great emotion.

And Piece By Piece is a really well-written ballad, which was on her 2015 album. The show deserves to see a repeat, just for Ms Kelly’s performance. The song went to No. 1 on iTunes, after the Idol show, while the album is No 3 on the iTunes album chart.

She said she wrote the song as a message to her father and husband. Here’s one verse:  “And all of your words fall flat/ I made something of myself and now you wanna come back/
But your love isn’t free
It has to be earned
Back then I didn’t have anything you needed
So I was worthless”

Good heavens! This is powerful stuff. Said Kelly on the show: “It’s just a touching song for me, because I wrote it about my little girl when I was pregnant, and now I’m pregnant with my little boy. I’m pregnant and it’s nostalgic and I can’t believe it’s the last season.”

After that Friday show, me too, Kelly! Phew!


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