Roughly 24 hours after it accidentally premiered on the Internet, the video for [artist id="1231768"]Kelly Clarkson[/artist]'s "My Life Would Suck Without You" (sorta) premiered again, this time as originally planned, during a commercial break on Wednesday night's "American Idol."
A full 30 seconds of the clip — showing Clarkson tossing the possessions of a toothsome boyfriend out the window — were aired during the midpoint of the "Idol" Salt Lake City audition episode. Like the video for her breakout hit, "Since U Been Gone," the chorus of the song takes place over a live performance shot of Clarkson and her band rocking out intercut between the narrative scenes. Viewers were told to head to ATT.net to catch the full version of the video.
Of course, that full version already leaked to the Internet on Tuesday, and despite the fact that it was quickly pulled, it spread like wildfire on music blogs.
But the mishap was the rare bit of bad news for Clarkson. Her single broke Britney Spears' record for the biggest one-week jump in Billboard Hot 100 history, making the leap from #97 all the way to #1. The move was enough to inspire Clarkson's label to push the release of the All I Ever Wanted album up to March 10. "Suck" also hit the #1 position on the Digital Chart, selling 279,000 copies in its first week, giving Clarkson the third-biggest digital song debut in history for a female artist.