Carrie Underwood’s singing career took off when she won Season 4 of “American Idol,” but the country star has now revealed that she hardly auditioned.
In a preview of Friday’s episode of “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” Underwood explained why she was initially reluctant to audition for the vocal contest series in 2005. According to the Grammy winner, now 37 years old , trying “American Idol” seemed “scary” at the time.
“I don’t think people would be happy with us if we didn’t at least mention ‘American Idol’,” began Clarkson, the first winner of ‘American Idol’. “In fact, I find it incredible. Is it true that you hardly ever auditioned? “
In response, Underwood recalled, “Once things started to take off and then the thought of going to Hollywood on my own and having never been on a plane before, it really wasn’t like me. to go. “
“It was scary,” she continued. “So I really had a ‘What am I doing?’ Moment? It’s easier to stay at home, you know? But I mean, I wouldn’t do anything that I’m doing now. “
Also during her virtual appearance on “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” Underwood opened up about recording her new holiday song, “My Gift,” with her 5-year-old son Isaiah, which she shares with her husband Mark. Fisher.
“I had no idea what was going to happen,” Underwood said, adding that Isaiah had never been in the studio before. “I don’t know if he knows what I’m doing at all. I could hear his voice on it in my head when I was singing it in the studio and just thought I would ask him and see if he wanted it. “
“He did a great job and listening, I feel like he’s so proud of him,” she continued. “He went to school and he said, ‘Hey, my song came out! Do you want to hear my song? They listened to him in his class. “