During last week’s episode of American Idol, Kelly Clarkson stunned the nation when she gave a heartbreaking performance of her song “Piece by Piece” from her album Piece By Piece.
According to Q Political, judge Keith Urban had tears streaming down his face from the moment Clarkson opened her mouth.
Clarkson wrote “Piece By Piece” about her father, who left her when she was a little girl. Now that she’s pregnant with her second child, she felt ready to get her feelings about her father out in a song. Urban defended his tears afterwards, saying that the song is incredibly beautiful.
“I mean, I figure you’re either crying at this performance or you need to check your pulse,” said Urban.
Last month, Urban lost his own father to cancer, so Clarkson’s song undoubtedly hit home for him. SHARE this story if you loved it too!