It’s been a decade since Kelly Clarkson became the first winner of the hit TV show ‘American Idol’ and tonight onstage at the Billboard Music Awards, Clarkson proved that she’s still got the same talent and charisma that made us fall in love with her 10 years ago. Singing her new single ‘Dark Side,’ the singer wore a sexy red dress and looked confident and radiant as she delivered the first performance of the night.

Other ‘American Idol’ alumni such as Carrie Underwood and Jordin Sparks will also be performing later in the show. In her new single Clarkson asks:  “Will you love me? Even with my dark side?” We’re not sure if she’s asking us but if she is – we will love Kelly Clarkson no matter what!

Clarkson was met with a roaring applause from the crowd, much of which was filled with her fellow peers from the music industry. She may have started her career with chance and luck, but Clarkson has continually proven she’s got staying power and a flame that’s not going to burn out anytime soon.

Watch Kelly Clarkson Perform ‘Dark Side’ at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards