Will Carrie Underwood Return For 'American Idol' Finale?

The original judges may be coming back for an appearance during "American Idol's" final season – but what about one of the show's most famous singing faces?

Access Hollywood's Liz Hernandez caught up with Carrie Underwood at Sunday's American Music Awards, where she asked the "Idol" Season 4 champ if she was planning on showing up for the series' grand farewell.

"If they call you, will you carve out the time to go back?" Liz asked Carrie backstage at the AMAs.

"We're trying to figure out my schedule at this point, because I will be on tour next year, so it's kind of a mess," Carrie admitted. "But I'd love to, hopefully."

If her hectic schedule won't allow her to travel to Los Angeles for a final "Idol" cameo while she's on the road with her upcoming "Storyteller" tour, would Carrie want to at least appear via satellite during the series finale?

"I'd rather be there in person because I'm sure it will be an epic night," the "Smoke Break" singer told Liz. "It's the finale, like the real deal, it's over!"

Whether she's able to grace the "Idol" stage one last time or not, Carrie said she'll be forever grateful for the show's impact on her career.

"It changed television, it changed the music industry," she added. "Fifteen years is a long time for any show to be on TV and they've done so much for so many artists like myself who just wanted to be in the game and didn't know how to get there."

-- Eric Anderson

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