Look out Nashville, there’s a pop diva headed your way! That’s right, American Idol Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson is headed to the ABC drama for Season 2, Episode 11 — “I’ll Keep Climbing,” which airs on January 15, 2014, after the sophomore series returns from its winter hiatus.
And while the original Idol isn’t the first music superstar to guest on the show — Brad Paisley, Chris Young, Vince Gill, Dan Auerbach, and Brantley Gilbert have all appeared on the show — she will be doing something none of the others have ever done: perform with on-again, off-again couple Clare Bowen (Scarlett O’Connor) and Sam Palladio (Gunnar Scott).
“As you recall, one of the most popular songs of last season is a song that Gunnar and Scarlett wrote — ‘Fade Into You,’” showrunner Dee Johnson told TVLine. “And in fact, in real life, [Kelly’s] actually cutting that song.”
So while we don’t know much more about Kelly’s role — besides the fact that she’ll be playing her fabulous self — we’re ready for her to bring some A-list power to our favorite show.
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Nashville returns from its winter hiatus on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.