Who did Carrie Underwood Beat on American Idol : Carrie Underwood Won ‘American Idol’ Season 4

Who did Carrie Underwood Beat on American Idol : Carrie Underwood Won ‘American Idol’ Season 4

Carrie Underwood is now a country music superstar, but she was just getting her start in the industry back in 2005. Underwood won the fourth season of American Idol on May 25, 2005, making her the show’s oldest past winner.


When Underwood was a child, she sang in church, at school, and at community events. However, after high school, she stopped singing to be “practical” and find a more promising future career path. To this end, Underwood auditioned for American Idol in 2004 while attending Oklahoma’s Northeastern State University, where she was studying mass communication with a focus on journalism.

In August of that year, Underwood flew to St. Louis for an audition. She wowed the panel of judges with her rendition of Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and earned a “golden ticket” to the Hollywood Round. Over the course of the competition, she worked her way up to the Top 24 before moving on to the Top 20 and so on.

Who did Carrie Underwood Beat on American Idol

Underwood was never in the bottom three during the elimination rounds. She and Bo Bice were the last two Idol hopefuls standing.

Season 4 ended with Underwood performing “Independence Day,” “Angels Brought Me Here,” and “Inside Your Heaven” — that season’s “coronation song” that she repeated after being announced as a winner — on American Idol’s finale.

Season 4 of American Idol gave singer Carrie Underwood her big break as a star. After releasing her multi-platinum debut album Some Hearts (2005), she went on to win multiple Grammy, Country Music Association (CMA), and Academy of Country Music (ACM) awards for her efforts. Also in 2008, Underwood joined Brad Paisley as a co-host of the CMA Awards, which she has done every year since.

Some Hearts (2005), Carrie Underwood’s debut album, quickly became the fastest-selling female country album since the Nielsen SoundScan was introduced in 1991. One of the most popular songs on the Billboard pop charts was “Inside Your Heaven,” which she released as her debut.

When her second single, “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” came out, it went straight to the top of the charts in the country music industry. As a result, the song was a commercial and critical success for Underwood. She won the ACM and CMA awards for Single of the Year and Grammys for Best Female Country Vocal Performance and Best New Artist for it.

On July 10, 2010, Underwood tied the knot with fellow hockey player Mike Fisher in a secret ceremony. The couple made their first child’s impending arrival public knowledge in September of that year. On the 27th of February, 2015, they welcomed their son, Isaiah Michael Fisher. Underwood let the world know he was on his way by tweeting about it.

Underwood and Fisher announced they were expecting their second child on August 8th, 2018, via a joint statement. “Mike, Isaiah and I are absolutely over the moon and excited,” the singer said of the new member. As of January 21, 2019, their son Jacob Bryan was born into the family.

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