Update: Carly Rae Jepsen is indeed scheduled to perform “I Really Like You” on the March 2 edition of “Good Morning America.” She will follow that performance with a gig on the March 5 “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
The single was officially released on the evening of Sunday, March 1 and is due to begin receiving radio airplay this week. It formally impacts the pop format on March 24.
While radio industry sources were informed that Carly Rae Jepsen’s new single “I Really Like You” does not impact until March 24, it appears listeners will get their first taste of the song considerably sooner.
According to the official Twitter for ABC’s “Good Morning America,” the pop singer will be performing on the Monday, March 2 episode. Given the timing, it would be exceedingly shocking if she refrained from debuting “I Really Like You” during the performance.
Talk shows do occasionally pre-tape performances, but in publicly announcing the Jepsen performance for Monday, “Good Morning America” seems to be clearly suggesting that it will air on that day’s episode.
Ambiguity about the performance will be officially removed when ABC shares its full “Good Morning America” listings on Friday.
As for the release of the song itself, if Jepsen indeed performs it on national television Monday, there is absolutely no reason to believe its formal release is not also scheduled for next week. It might not formally go for radio adds until March 24, but it will almost certainly be available long before then.