Carrie Underwood Returning to American Idol

Published On May 8, 2018 | By Cheryl Johnstone | Country Music News

Carrie Underwood will return to American Idol as a guest mentor on Sunday, May 13th. The top five remaining contestants — Gabby Barrett, Cade Foehner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Maddie Poppe and Michael J. Woodard — will perform songs from the Carrie Underwood songbook on next week’s live show, following a special mentoring session with her during a surprise trip to Nashville.

Carrie will also perform her new hit single, “Cry Pretty,” which she co-wrote and co-produced. It debuted in its first week sales at Number One in the U.S. all-genres, topping the iTunes Top Songs charts in 12 countries. The new album will be released on September 14th, marking the first time she has co-produced her own album.

America Idol airs on Sunday on ABC at 8 pm. Carrie was crowned the winner of American Idol in 2005.

Carrie and her family enjoyed a trip to the Nashville Zoo on Monday, May 7th.

Fun day at the @nashvillezoo with the cousins!!! Loved seeing the kiddos bond and learn about all the animals! #cute #cousins #zoo

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