Kellie Pickler gets Idol
Thursday, April 2, 2009
– Kellie Pickler will return to American Idol to perform her single, Best Days of Your Life,
which she co-wrote with Taylor Swift, on the results show Wednesday, April 8 at 9 p.m. eastern live/Pacific tape-delayed) on Fox.
"Going back to American Idol is like going to a family reunion, well, it's more fun than going to my family reunions," she said. "Seriously, it's always great to see the gang and feel the excitement from the contestants. And, I'm thrilled to be singing, Best Days of Your Life, which is a blast to perform."
The song is the second single from her self-titled sophomore album, is a sassy revenge song about a cheating ex-boyfriend. In addition to her performance, Pickler will also be seen on Idol Extra and will make an appearance on On-Air with Ryan Seacrest next week.
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