Fans Say ‘I Cried With Her’ After Kelly Clarkson Live Performance Tears 

Kelly Clarkson's triumphant victory on American Idol and her subsequent rise to fame have lasted for nearly 20 years, 

but her genuine response to the historic event continues to move fans.A 2002 clip that was recently discovered ,

and posted on The Today Show's official Instagram page shows a then-20-year-old Clarkson (now 41) sitting with host Katie Couric and watching a video of her own victory. 

In the video, Clarkson talked candidly about the emotional moment she shared on The Today Show after winning and performing a tearful rendition of "A Moment Like This." 

Touched by her genuineness, admirers poured their tears into the comments section, 

sharing how her victory and her heartfelt reaction video had moved them too." 

We just HAD to take a look back to when one of our favorite 30 Rock neighbors @kellyclarkson visited ,

the TODAY Show just hours after becoming the first American Idol back in 2002," The Today Show wrote as the caption for their post on November 27.

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