Kelly Clarkson Sings “A Moment Like This” in Honor of her 10th Idol Anniversary (VIDEO)

In honor of the 10 anniversary of her American Idol win (yesterday! How time flies!) Kelly Clarkson sang her coronation song “A Moment Like This” by special fan request in Independence, Missouri tonight.

You could say she covered herself tonight. Ha. Ha. I’ll bet Kelly was happy when she no longer had to perform that treacle-fest. Still, she calls her win, “A super cool moment,” and she’s thankful to American Idol for helping her find a way into the industry.

“It’s crazy that it’s still on!” mused Kelly, “It’s so weird.”

“It’s crazy that y’all are here still watching me!” Aw. Happy 10 Kelly and at least 10 more!

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  • Nicole P.

    YES! I was hoping she’d do this!! :)

  • Stavros

    She’s Stronger than ever! (yes that was a pun)

  • Goodvibes27

    Wonderful! I remember that goosebump moment 10 years ago. her voice is even better now, filled with nuance.

  • kd29

    Kelly sounds just as good as she did 10 years ago. Actually even better now.

  • hayes

    Awesome! Any Idol fan would definitely appreciate this.

  • mileyfan123

    Mj, I know your blog hasn’t been around since the beginning, but did you watch back then?

  • Tinawina

    Definitely better. She was great then, but she’s sublime now. :)

  • DoesMonaKnow

    Yay! She sounds amazing!

  • heartly

    I love that she dusted this off and the arrangement was really nice, major improvement.  She hasn’t sang this since 2008 and before that it was the first leg of her tour in 2005. She really doesn’t like performing this song.  lol

  • TheGreatXL

    As corny as this song is, it will always hold a place it my heart, lol. Both Kelly and Leona sung this and then became stars. Both are my favorites from their respective singing show brands.

  • abbysee

    Awe memories…….good then, great now.

  • mtthew

    so much more soul!! i love all of the little vocal subtleties.

  • Jenna

    So sweet <3

  • Venus Hooper

    Thank you for this post and this video, it was nice….  Gratitude, that girl is still filled with gratitude ten (10) years later to that show and how it changed her life and opened the doors for her and her dream!  Thank you again…

  • Kariann Hart

    MJ, it seems I remember posting here in Season 4.  I picked Anthony as my avatar, but didn’t have it in the beginning.  For sure in Season 5, right?

    I won’t forget Kelly’s big moment!  I knew she’d win and I’d be back for more.  Here we are going for Season 12.  Where did that time go?  Well, I did have four Grandchildren born after Kelly’s win!  ;o)

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “Wonderful! I remember that goosebump moment 10 years ago. her voice is even better now, filled with nuance.”

    Kelly’s grown as an artist and singer in the years since she won Idol, and it shows in her cover of her own cover. lol So cool that she sang AMLY to commemorate that triumph!

    “I’ll bet Kelly was happy when she no longer had to perform that treacle-fest.”

    lol I’ll bet that she is, but nevertheless, Kelly sings AMLY just right, even though it’s cheesy and sappy. Of course, I’m a sucker for sappy ballads (TOML, the Asteroid song, etc. ) lol

  • 1rollbounce2

    Aweeeeee….I saw her in 2005 in Phoenix.  I think she sang it for us but it was an upbeat disco-esque version.  She had this flowy skirt on and barefoot.  Soooo great to know ya Kelly Clarkson! 

    Alittle RESPECT!  :) 

  • tati83

    There have been many fantastic voices and Idols post Kelly but honestly no one compares to Kelly. America definitely got it right the first time around.

  • MikeyJ7

    Stunning. Ah, the memories…so glad this girl is around in an age of so many questionable artists.

  • TylerWV

    I still love that song.  Amazing how it jumped on the billboard charts when she won.

  • tierbee

    Awww, Kelly :) She’s the queen of Idol for me, always. Happy 10th! And wow, that makes me feel old haha. I first tuned in for the 1st season finale after my sister and mom kept pestering me about this Kelly girl. Fell in love with her then, love her now.

  • standtotheright

    It’s sweet that she acknowledged the song (and the fan request).

    But, even as a viewer for whom S1 was the only season I watched all the way through, I would have been okay with her leaving it in the past. She may be able to inject real feeling into it, but it’s still not worthy of her talent, IMO.

  • poipugirl

    I’m pretty sure mj’s blog was around for the Constantine Maroulis fanwars during Season 4! 

    I don’t think there were even blogs during Season 1!  Times sure have changed! :)

  • Allison

    I know idolforums and several other message boards debuted for season 2. AMLT remains my favorite idol coronation song. Last time I must have heard her sing this live probably was on the independent tour with Clay back in 2004. Wow how time has flown! I remember getting all choked up whenever  heard it back in the day, great of Kelly to sing it again.

  • Goodie2

    She really is my fave..still sounding great..I know some don’t like this but I loved this…to see an emotional girl who knows her life may change 4ever & her dreams will come thru..what better than.some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this..and no rainbows

  • DoesMonaKnow