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.

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“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?

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“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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