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Carrie Underwood just told us about the big emotions she’ll be feeling at the “American Idol” finale Rare Country
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Carrie Underwood is planning to give the performance of a lifetime on the “American Idol” series finale this week.

We caught up with Carrie backstage at the ACM Awards in Las Vegas this past weekend, and “Idol” was one of the big topics on her mind. As she looked forward to performing one last time on the show that made her famous, Carrie told Rare Country, “If I hadn’t tried out for that show I don’t know what I’d be doing right now. It wouldn’t be this. I wouldn’t be at the ACMs.”

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Even though it’s been 11 years since Carrie was crowned the 2005 “Idol” winner, she has been back to either perform or mentor on the show many times since then. Every “Idol” finalist since Carrie has been touched by her generosity and kindness. We’ve heard so many stories about the country superstar sending hand-written notes of encouragement or buying little gifts for the “Idol” contestants in the past few years.

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As for appearing on the “Idol” finale, Carrie told as at the ACMs, “It’s really wonderful. It’s wonderful that I get to go be a part of the farewell. It’s bittersweet. But I think it’ll be a fun party.”

The “American Idol” series finale airs Thursday, April 7, on FOX.

Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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