American Idol 2013 has been fighting hard all season to fight the publicity about their decline in ratings by pointing to the fact that they have produced many legitimate stars. It makes Carrie Underwood’s performance on tonight’s Season 12 Top 7 results show all the more timely, as there are very few who epitomize what this show represents more than this country girl. She grew up on a farm, for God’s sake (ya hear that, Janelle Arthur?)! It’s a true rags to riches story, as the small town Oklahoma girl landed in the #2 spot on Forbes list of top American Idol earners for 2012.

 

On top of becoming a huge star, the Season 4 American Idol winner has undergone a fairly major physical transformation. She was adorable during her run on Idol, but she now oozes glamour at every turn. The best part about this six-time Grammy Award-winning artist is she also oozes humility, and she always makes sure to chat it up with the current hopefuls whenever she’s on the show.

 

You can bet that, after her performance of her new single, “See You Again,” she’ll offer a few words of advice. Considering two of the seven hopefuls still left in the competition are country artists, they are likely as eager as we are to see Carrie grace the American Idol stage once again.

 

And, although the judge has expressed interest in possibly becoming a judge on The X Factor, one can only imagine that the powers that be at Idol have courted her about taking a spot at their judges’ table. And, considering the recent negative press Nicki Minaj has been getting, there could be a spot opening sooner rather than later.