kellie pickler 320 'American Idol Rewind': Kellie Pickler, Chris Daughtry and Taylor Hicks hit HollywoodWe’re just beginning to meet the stars of “American Idol” Season 9 as FOX kicks the year’s festivities off with auditions in Boston and Atlanta, but the stars of “AI” Season 5 are pretty much old friends at this point.

And how fun is it to reminisce with old friends?

The series “American Idol Rewind” returns this week as well, taking a look back at Season 5 with familiar faces like Kellie Pickler, Chris Daughtry and Taylor Hicks.

In the clip below, Pickler hits Hollywood Week and finds herself nervous about singing with a band for the first time, Daughtry impresses the judges and Hicks makes a move that separates him from the rest … .

Fun to watch them on the precipice of fame, no?

“American Idol Rewind” is syndicated and encore episodes air on TV Guide Network.

TVGN will air the show’s look back at Season 5’s Hollywood Week on Friday, Jan. 15 at 9 p.m., Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. and Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Will you watch?

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Posted by:Korbi Ghosh