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Kellie Pickler set for 'American Idol' return

Kellie Pickler

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Just when American Idol fans believed they would have to be content with a performance from Brit boy band The Wanted, and the premiere of J.Lo’s “Dance Again,” there’s news that Idol alum Kellie Pickler will bring her special brand of spunk to this week’s Idol results show. Kellie excitedly tweeted the good news to her fans on Twitter yesterday: “…I’LL BE SINGING ON THE STAGE THAT IT ALL STARTED ON, AMERICAN IDOL!! YEEE-HAW!! :) :) :)”

The season 5 Idol will perform “Where’s Tammy Wynette” from her critically acclaimed third studio album, 100 Proof on the Fox show, this Thursday. EW’s Ray Rahman, called 100 Proof  her “meatiest, most adventurous output yet.”

“Packing for American Idol…so excited! :-),” Pickler tweeted today. Will her travel list include her red high heels?

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Originally posted April 4 2012 — 3:20 PM EDT

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