Clarkson, 34, admitted to her fans early on that she was “nervous” about the live video, which was filmed during a casual studio session.
The pop star ran through a wide gamut of her biggest hits, including “A Moment Like This,” “Walk Away,” “Catch My Breath,” “Beautiful Disaster” and “Cry.” At times, the mother of two even seemed to forget the melody of her chart-toppers.
Her producer and the pianist in the room gave Clarkson hints from time to time about how her songs might go. “Lyrics aren’t my thing,” the good-humored star said, laughing at her bad memory.
“We wrote a lot of songs. It’s been 15 years,” she said as she fudged her way through the tunes. “I’m gonna get so much crap for this. This is the worst idea!”
Clarkson’s fans were forgiving of the singer’s mishap, however, and even praised the star for being so candid.
“I think it’s great that you forget the lyrics,” one fan wrote. “You’re not a robot, you’re human and it’s a lot to remember. Your voice is so amazing, raw, unfiltered, no magic auto tune! Your friggen amazing!!”
“Piece by piece is my new favorite song but I love all your music,” another fan wrote. “You’re a very talented and down to earth woman. Congratulations on your new addition to your family.”
The American Idol alum (she took home the first-ever title in 2002) canceled the remainder of her 2015 Piece by Piece tour late last year after being forced to go on “vocal rest” by her doctor.
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