The boyband will play their debut US single 'Glad You Came' on the popular singing contest on April 5, following the success of the track on the Hot 100 chart.
Confirming the news, the group tweeted: "And now for our big news...we are excited to announce we will be performing on American Idol on 5th of April!! #TheWantedOnIdol"
The Wanted will release their debut self-titled EP in the US on April 17, which will include new cut 'Chasing The Sun'.
'Glad You Came' was recently certified platinum in the US after reaching sales of over a million copies since its release two months ago.
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Watch the music video for The Wanted's 'Glad You Came' below: