Carrie Underwood knows a thing or two about winning over the crowd—and judges—on American Idol.
After winning Season 4 of the reality competition in 2004, Carrie returned to the show during the Season 17 finale on May 19 to perform her new single, “Southbound.” Decked out in a colorful sequined dress, Carrie delivered a rousing performance of the new tune, prompting judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie to get out of their seats to shake a leg.
Penned by Carrie, David Garcia and Josh Miller, “Southbound” is currently No. 35 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart after three weeks.
Watch Carrie’s performance below.
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