While we were forced to say goodbye to heartthrob Paul McDonald last night on American Idol, we did get to see the return of Kelly Clarkson to the Idol stage. Kelly performed her No. 1 hit “Don’t You Want to Stay” with country superstar Jason Aldean on the results show.
Ryan Seacrest introduced her as “someone the world knows as the platinum-selling Grammy winner, but to us she’s the girl who started it all.”
Kelly belted the country ballad with her partner, and wore a fitted black dress for the occasion.
After the performance, Kelly teased Ryan on talking about her Tweets.
“You keep rephrasing them,” she said.
Then Ryan asked about a Tweet she wrote about contestant Casey Abrams.
“He’s certainly delicious. He’s cute,” she replied, as Casey blushed on the couches with the other Idol hopefuls. “But you don’t say the whole thing.”
“It’s a very short results show,” Ryan continued. “I’ve got to get right to it.”
“Just like a man,” Clarkson said, leading to a roar from the crowd and judge Jennifer Lopez.
Watch Kelly and Jason’s performance below! Lucky for Casey he got an endorsement for the multi-platinum star.