It appears that “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery will return to the show that launched his career.
McCreery, the Garner native who won “American Idol” in 2011, tweeted out a none-too-subtle hint Wednesday: “Have you enjoyed watching the new season of @AmericanIdol so far? I have! Tune in this Sunday and you just might see a familiar face (hint hint!)“
Representatives for ABC did not respond to a request for confirmation of his appearance April 15, nor did it appear in press materials for the episode.
In a late-February interview with The News & Observer, McCreery said he had just recorded his appearance on the show.
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It’s a cameo that’s well-timed, coming on the heels of an impressive run on the charts.
“Five More Minutes,” the first single from McCreery’s current album “Seasons Change,” recently became his first No. 1 country single.
“Seasons Change,” meanwhile, is his third album to reach the top of Billboard’s country album chart.
“American Idol” normally airs at 8 p.m. on Sunday and Monday. The April 15 episode is at 7 p.m. due to an interview with James Comey at 9 p.m.