Their big reunion comes after the exciting news that American Idol is coming back to TV after leaving for what seemed to be forever last spring. As the rumors swirl that Underwood could potentially head back to the show that made her a household name when it returns to screens in 2018, Carrie gave fans a little nostalgia on social media after she ran into original judge Paula backstage at her Tennessee concert. "So proud of your journey", Paula captioned the snap on Wednesday, May 17.
Underwood also shared the pic, writing: "Well, look who I ran into backstage at #TheTotalPackage Tour!"
According to Variety, the songstress is now reported to be "in talks" with the television show that gave the the singer her big break big, the one and only American Idol! "So cool to watch her do her thing!"
Meanwhile, Paula is joining New Kids on the Block and Boys II Men on tour, for which she is taking her pet pooch Bessy Moo along with her.
On Monday, Abdul answered the big question of whether or not she would reprise her role as Idol judge.
The 54-year-old singer sat on the panel on the talent show from 2002 until 2009 and although she is "'excited" that ABC is bringing it back she isn't interested in being involved and thinks they need to start with an all-new line-up..
"I'm excited for the reboot", she said on the Today show. "Idol was and still is one of the most life changing experiences for me". [Image by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images] "I think ABC is a great home for [American Idol]".
Before she became a seven-time Grammy-winning artist, Underwood impressed then-judges Abdul, Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell at the St. Louis, Missouri audition with her rendition of Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me".