Carrie Underwood Drops “Cry Pretty” Video, Announces ‘American Idol’ Return
It’s a big day for Carrie Underwood fans. The country queen rolled out the video for “Cry Pretty,” the title track of her 6th LP (due September 14) and announced her return to American Idol. But more about that later. Let’s start with emotional visual, which plays like a Nashville-based reboot of Britney’s “Lucky.” The 35-year-old spends the clip performing on stage — complete with glitter tears — and emoting, fully clothed, in the shower. She also walks around looking lonely and rich.
Carrie will perform the track on next week’s episode of American Idol (May 13) and serve as a guest mentor to the five remaining contestants — Gabby Barrett, Cade Foehner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Maddie Poppe and Michael J. Woodard. In a fitting twist, the finalists will perform songs from the diva’s songbook. (I can’t wait to hear their interpretations of “Before He Cheats” or “Jesus Take The Wheel”). This will be a big moment for Carrie. After all, she started her career on the hit TV show and arguably went on to become its most successful alum.
Watch Carrie’s dramatic new video up top.