Remember Kelly Clarkson's Winning 'American Idol' Moment With Adorable Throwback
The final part of the finale of American Idol airs tonight (April 7), so for throwback Thursday we're looking back on where it all began: With Kelly Clarkson winning the title over Justin Guarini's perfect hair back on Sept. 4, 2002.
After a tension-building two hours, Clarkson won with 58% of the vote, and then -- in a moment that has been repeated every season -- is forced to immediately sing his or her coronation song. For Clarkson, it was "A Moment Like This," which topped the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks following the release.
Re-live Clarkson's performance below.