Kelly Clarkson will be returning to American Idol to perform a song with country singer Jason Aldean, TV GUIDE reports.

Rihanna will also be there performing this Thursday along with the final 8 contestants on Idol.

Clarkson was the first winner and now she is 28-years-old and all can still remember watching her sing “A Moment Like This” when she won the title back in 2002 – but now she will be singing to new faces Jennifer Lopez and Steve Tyler. Randy Jackson is still there though.

Who is looking forward to this?

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