"American Idol" recently announced that this upcoming season will be its last and one of its most famous contestants - Kellie Pickler - is eternally grateful to the show.

"I was so blessed to be a part of the show," she told FOX & Friends. "It changed my life. It takes people that never in a million years have that opportunity. It makes your dreams become a reality. It did mine."

And if the producers come calling to have her back for a swan song the 28-year-old country star said she would love to return to the stage. 

For now fans can catch her on the upcoming CMT reality show "I Love Kellie Pickler" co-starring her husband, songwriter Kyle Jacobs. Pickler says the show will be fun and that she wants to "bring people joy."

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