Carrie Underwood to Mentor on American Idol

back where it all began

Carrie Underwood to Mentor on American Idol

Carrie Underwood is heading back to where it all began for her - American Idol.

Country's hottest female property is returning to her American Idol roots as a guest mentor.

Carrie rocketed to fame when she was crowned the shows winner in 2005 – fast forward 13 years and the megastar will take her place alongside judges’ fellow country artist Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie to share words of advice for the aspiring musicians during the next round of the competition.

Carrie will help the contestants at rehearsals in Nashville, Tennessee, as they prepare for their live performances, which will air in the U.S. this weekend.

She will also show the group how it’s done as she performs her new single, “Cry Pretty” on the show.

The song is the title track from her upcoming album, which is due for release September 18th.