You Need To See Kelly Clarkson Crush Her Final 'American Idol' Performance

by Stacey Leasca

"American Idol," it seems, has been on the air for eternity.

Way back in 2002, the singing talent show changed the game for reality competitions for years to come.

It was then America not only met a frosted-tipped Ryan Seacreast, but also when we were introduced to Kelly Clarkson.

Clarkson, just a wee child then, took home the top prize as America's idol and never looked back. Since then, she has dropped hit after hit and truly became a bonafide star.

Clarkson returned to the "Idol" stage one more time to end its last top 10 show ever. And man, oh man, what a way to close out the show.

Clarkson brought down the house with her song, “Piece By Piece." She not only brought a ton of emotion to the performance, but also made every single person watching cry a flood of tears.

Don't believe me? Check out the performance, along with a few of the reactions from Twitter below.