Carrie Underwood Returns To American Idol, Performs 'Cry Pretty' [Watch]

May 14, 2018
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Carrie Underwood made her big return to American Idol Sunday night, mentoring the top 5 contestants and taking the stage to perform her new single, "Cry Pretty."

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Underwood, the season four winner of Idol 13 years ago, was honored during the Mother's Day show as the remiaing contestants were required to sing one song each from Underwood's catalog. 

The 35-year old country superstar also sang a song of her own belting out "Cry Pretty," while dawning the, now-iconic, glittery teardrop eye makeup.

"Cry Pretty," which is also the name of her new album, will be released on Sept.14.