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Carrie Underwood goes gooey over American Idol’s Cade Foehner

Carrie Underwood went all gooey over American Idol contestant Cade Foehner on Sunday’s American Idol, shortly before he was eliminated.

Carrie, a 35-year-old megastar who won the competition 13 years ago, was acting as guest mentor on the TV talent show.

Cade, who has already enchanted Katy Perry (and her mother Mary Perry) stole Carrie’s heart immediately.

 

Smitten: Carrie Underwood went all gooey over American Idol contestant Cade Foehner on Sunday’s American Idol, shortly before he was eliminated

‘I’ve been watching you on TV and now you’re here,’ breathed the Good Girl songstress.

Adding to the camera: ‘His just has this vibe, it’s a little mysterious.’

‘His hair is really soft,’ she cooed, after giving him a hug.

‘How does it feel to make Carrie Underwood blush?’ Asked 41-year-old country star/Idol judge Luke Bryan.

History: Carrie, a 35-year-old megastar who won the competition 13 years ago, was acting as guest mentor on the TV talent show

History: Carrie, a 35-year-old megastar who won the competition 13 years ago, was acting as guest mentor on the TV talent show

Heartbreaker: Cade, who has already enchanted Katy Perry (and her mother Mary Perry) stole Carrie¿s heart immediately

Heartbreaker: Cade, who has already enchanted Katy Perry (and her mother Mary Perry) stole Carrie’s heart immediately

Cade, a 21-year-old Texan, sang one of Carrie’s tracks, Undo It, but was eliminated at the end of the show.

Smiley 20-year-old Philadelphian Michael J. Woodard was also sent home.

Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Gabby Barrett and Maddie Poppe were sent to the finale.

During the show each of the top five contestants performed two songs – one dedicated to their mothers and one of Carrie Underwood mega hits.

Almost: Cade, a 21-year-old Texan, sang one of Carrie¿s tracks, Undo It, but was eliminated at the end of the show

Almost: Cade, a 21-year-old Texan, sang one of Carrie’s tracks, Undo It, but was eliminated at the end of the show

Grammy's: Carrie, a seven time Grammy winner, also performed her new track Cry Pretty

Grammy’s: Carrie, a seven time Grammy winner, also performed her new track Cry Pretty

Caleb’s second song, Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd, was for his mom Kelly.

Carrie, a seven time Grammy winner, also performed her new track Cry Pretty.

The show had opened with Carrie and the top five singing Carrie’s 2012 hit See You Again.

Pop star on stage: The show had opened with Carrie and the top five singing Carrie¿s 2012 hit See You Again

Pop star on stage: The show had opened with Carrie and the top five singing Carrie’s 2012 hit See You Again

Mother surprises: To mark Mother¿s Day host Ryan Seacrest embraced his mom Connie on stage telling her: ¿Happy birthday, and Mother¿s Day.

Mother surprises: To mark Mother’s Day host Ryan Seacrest embraced his mom Connie on stage telling her: ‘Happy birthday, and Mother’s Day.

To mark Mother’s Day host Ryan Seacrest embraced his mom Connie on stage telling her: ‘Happy birthday, and Mother’s Day.’

‘I love you,’ she cooed.

Carrie started life as an Oklahoman farm girl. Thirteen years after winning Idol, she has sold 64 million records worldwide.

‘Being back on Idol is pretty surreal,’ she said.

Panel: Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Ryan Seacrest, and Luke Bryan were there to witness the event

Panel: Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Ryan Seacrest, and Luke Bryan were there to witness the event

Nashville: The top five got to visit Nashville¿s famous Bluebird Cafe to rehearse with the superstar

Nashville: The top five got to visit Nashville’s famous Bluebird Cafe to rehearse with the superstar

The top five got to visit Nashville’s famous Bluebird Cafe to rehearse with the superstar.

Former bowling alley attendant, Michael J. Woodard picked Flat on the Floor from Carrie’s repertoire.

‘I’m going to try to bring a lot of sassy brass,’ said the Philly native, who was later eliminated.

‘This entire song is all attitude,’ agreed Carrie, noting that she predicted him to turn into ‘Michael J. Beast’ while on stage.

Gush: ¿Your husband [Canadian sportsman Mike Fisher] is very attractive,¿ Gabby giggled to Carrie in rehearsals

Gush: ‘Your husband [Canadian sportsman Mike Fisher] is very attractive,’ Gabby giggled to Carrie in rehearsals

Tribute: Former bowling alley attendant, Michael J. Woodard picked Flat on the Floor from Carrie¿s repertoire and honored his mother

Tribute: Former bowling alley attendant, Michael J. Woodard picked Flat on the Floor from Carrie’s repertoire and honored his mother

Katy loved it, saying: ‘There’s no one like you.’

Michael then honored his mom Wanda with Still I Rise by Yolanda Adams.

‘You’re anointed,’ whimpered Katy.

Pittsburgh country singer Gabby, 17, did Last Name.

‘Your husband [Canadian sportsman Mike Fisher] is very attractive,’ Gabby giggled to Carrie in rehearsals.

‘He is, right?’ she agreed.

More surprises: Luke Bryan's mom made a visit to the theater

More surprises: Luke Bryan’s mom made a visit to the theater

Nailed it: Gabby later nailed Whitney Houston¿s I Have Nothing, for her mother Pam

Nailed it: Gabby later nailed Whitney Houston’s I Have Nothing, for her mother Pam

After Gabby’s performance Luke said: ‘It is like Carrie Underwood reincarnated.’

Gabby later nailed Whitney Houston’s I Have Nothing, for her mother Pam.

‘Literally, I have a lot of glue on this wig and it got loose,’ remarked Katy, who was sporting long black hair for the evening.

Caleb Lee Hutchinson, an 18-year-old from Georgia, was nervous before singing So Small.

‘You were about as real as it comes,’ said Lionel Richie, while Katy encouraged him to ‘work the crowd’ harder.

Wipe away: Katy wiped tears from Luke's eyes

Wipe away: Katy wiped tears from Luke’s eyes

More tears: Maddie Poppe, a 20-year-old Iowan, did I Told You So

More tears: Maddie Poppe, a 20-year-old Iowan, did I Told You So

The self deprecating teen later sang Stars in Alabama by Jamey Johnson, for his mother Piper.

‘It’s good to know that if this music thing doesn’t work out I can live in the basement until I die,’ he told her.

Maddie Poppe, a 20-year-old Iowan, did I Told You So.

Real talk: Lionel told the contestants the truth

Real talk: Lionel told the contestants the truth

Stunner: Katy looked amazing in a sparkly dress

Stunner: Katy looked amazing in a sparkly dress

‘She’s definitely a perfectionist,’ noted Carrie.

Maddie’s second song was The Beach Boys’ God Only Knows, for her mother Tonya.

‘Your taste is impeccable,’ Katy told her.

Luke’s mom LeClaire showed up as a surprise.

Emotions: Caleb got emotional talking about his mother

Emotions: Caleb got emotional talking about his mother

Reprise: Maddie¿s second song was The Beach Boys¿ God Only Knows, for her mother Tonya

Reprise: Maddie’s second song was The Beach Boys’ God Only Knows, for her mother Tonya

‘This is too much emotion in one day!’ He exclaimed.

Former American Idol winner Trent Harmon also dropped by to promote his new album and single You Got ‘Em All.

The Idol finale will air on Sunday May 20 and Monday May 21 on ABC.

Finale: The final five waited to hear who would be in the top 3

Finale: The final five waited to hear who would be in the top 3



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