lady antebellum getty 'American Idol' welcomes Lady Antebellum“American Idol” is welcoming one of the hottest groups in country music to its stage — Lady Antebellum, comprised of Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott.

Wednesday, April 14 following the live results show, the trio of country artists pre-recorded a live performance of their smash hit “Need You Now” for the lucky audience.

We were in attendance and about lost our minds when we heard who was performing. “Need You Now” is a heart-breakingly good song and we included video below in case you are unfamiliar with it. The group currently leads all nominees for the Academy of Country Music awards, which air live from Las
Vegas on CBS at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 18. Lady Antebellum is nominated for Top Vocal Group and Album of the Year for the trio and Single Record of the
Year as artist and producer, Song of the Year as artist and composer
and Video of the Year for “Need You Now.”

There have been rumors of Shania Twain returning to “Idol” for country week and while FOX cannot confirm those rumors, Lady Antebellum’s performance will surely air during Country Week on “Idol.” Interestingly, lead singer Hillary Scott said during a Sirius interview that she auditioned for “Idol” twice and never even got in front of the judges — but the trio had nothing but praise for the show because “talent’s talent … it’s so hard to get a break.”

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."