No American Idol alum is safe on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Less than two weeks after Ellen DeGeneres scared the living daylights out of Season 4 champion Carrie Underwood, the daytime talk show host pulled a similar prank on Season 5 finalist Kellie Pickler Tuesday. Pickler appeared on the show to promote her CMT reality series, I Love Kellie Pickler, which features a recent trip to Tokyo. "Have you ever been to Japan? You have to go!" the "Someone Somewhere Tonight" singer gushed. "I'm pretty much a local now."
Pickler said her trip was an "incredible" experience. "You know, I always feel it's respectful to try to learn as much of the language as you can, so I'm pretty fluent in Japanese now," the bubbly blond singer joked. "Well, I know the most important word is 'kanpai,' which is 'cheers.'"