Carrie Underwood Is Returning to "American Idol"

The singer is set to American Idol as a superstar guest mentor on Sunday, May 13 (airing live on ABC 8:00 PM Eastern/7:00 PM Central/5:00 PM Pacific). Her appearance was announced during Idol’s live show on Sunday, May 6, along with a worldwide exclusive look at her new music video for the lead single and title track from her forthcoming album, Cry Pretty.

Underwood, who won American Idol in 2005, will welcome the top five contestants to Nashville for a mentoring session. The contestants will perform songs from Underwood’s catalog of hits on next week’s (May 13) show. Underwood will also perform her new single, “Cry Pretty.”

The superstar’s upcoming album by the same title, her first project for Capitol Records Nashville, will release Sept. 14.


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