Carrie Underwood is going back to where it all started this weekend.
The country queen will return to American Idol as a superstar guest mentor on this Sunday’s upcoming show. Her appearance was announced during Idol’s live show on last night (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.
The top five contestants, consisting of 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.
Underwood will also perform her hit single, “Cry Pretty,” which Underwood co-wrote and co-produced, and debuted in its first week sales at #1 in the U.S. all-genres, topping the iTunes Top Songs charts in 12 countries.
Check out the music video for “Cry Pretty” below and make sure to catch her on American Idol this Sunday, May 13th @ 8PM ET/5PM PT on ABC.