In this newest edition of “American Idol” news, former season five contestant Kellie Pickler has decided to venture into some rather new territory — acting on the small screen versus singing.
According to TVLine, Pickler is going to stay rather close to her roots playing a country singer on a new episode of The CW’s “90210” airing this coming fall. Her character, Sally, is ultimately going to be the cousin of Justin Deeley’s Austin.
If you want yet another sign of just how little of a stretch this role is going to be for Pickler, it looks like she will even perform one of her own songs in “Tough” during the episode.
Pickler is not the only country-singing “American Idol” alum to be making an appearance on scripted TV this coming fall. Even though she is only playing herself, season four champ Carrie Underwood will guest star on “Blue Bloods” this fall in a performance with the legendary Tony Bennett.
Are you happy to see Kellie get into acting?
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