Carrie Underwood Cannot Believe It Has Been 15 Years Since Her 'American Idol' Win
On Monday, Carrie Underwood’s fans took to social media to celebrate her “American Idol” victory anniversary. The country musician couldn’t believe that it was more than a decade since she partook in the singing competition.
This week Underwood, 37, celebrated the 15th anniversary of her 2005 “American Idol” win. She paid tribute to the day by sharing a fan-made video that outlined her career milestones since winning the singing competition.
In the caption of her post, the singer wrote: "WOW, I cannot believe it’s been 15 years since my @americanidol win!!!” She confessed that it had been “an incredible ride” since and she wouldn’t be where she is without her fans.
UNDERWOOD THANKS FANS
Underwood also thanked them for the “sweet video!!” Her other fans were thrilled with the video and also celebrated the major milestone with the star.
@CareBear4Carrie— Joel Tompkins (@joeltompkins68) May 25, 2020
Thank you for sharing your life with us Carrie!!!
Much love to you & your family.
“HAPPY 15 YEARS!”
Happy 15 years! So glad you auditioned for American Idol. You have truly changed the lives of so many people. 💗 I’m so glad you have never strayed away from still being that girl from Oklahoma. Thank you for being real and for always sharing your faith.— Megan Richardson (@therealmegan) May 25, 2020
SHARING HER TALENT
It came up on my facebook memories today ❤️ my fav singer ever.— Johanne Vincent (@jovin32) May 25, 2020
FANS RECALL THE DAY
A fifth person shared: “I remember being so anxious all day waiting for the show that evening. My mom and I were ecstatic when Ryan said your name!” Many others also responded on the post to share their memories and to honor the day.
Thank you for sharing your incredible talent with us.— TY2VETS (@thankyou2vets) May 25, 2020
RETURNING TO IDOL IN 2019
In 2019, Underwood returned to the “American Idol” stage. She thrilled the audience by performing her hit song “Southbound” during the show's season finale.
It was a night of celebration for sure! I remember being so anxious all day waiting for the show that evening. My mom and I were ecstatic when Ryan said your name! So thankful you went on the show. It’s changed so many of our lives for the better.💗 Happy Anniversary!— Rachel Norman (@RachelNorman86) May 25, 2020
RECALLING THE 2005 PERFORMANCE
The country musician also took the time to share memories from her time as an alum. She told Ryan Seacrest, the show’s host, that she recalled “being horrified, scared, nervous, excited, all of the above.”
Oh my gosh congrats sis that she saw it!!!! And yes @carrieunderwood you have inspired and changed so many peoples life’s for the better! Happy idol-versary Carrie and here’s to hopefully seeing you in concert again sooner rather than later 🙏💋❤️🥳🥰— Rae-Ann Smith 💎 (@Rae_rae_sunshin) May 25, 2020
THE 14TH ANNIVERSARY
Last year, the star also paid tribute to the 14th anniversary of her “American Idol” victory. She took to Instagram where she posted a throwback photo of herself when she was only 22 on the show.
Remember it well was amazing!— Lisa (@lisajohnson221) May 25, 2020
WINNING “AMERICAN IDOL”
During the fourth season, Underwood was crowned the show’s winner by judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson. At the time, the star was pictured just as she burst into happy tears from her win.
Your first song Jesus take the wheel still has a big impact on me . Happy 15th anniversary— Elizabeth Prentice (@Elizabe42659840) May 25, 2020
REFERENCING HER HIT SONG
She hilariously captioned the post noting: “It’s true when I say that ‘you can’t cry pretty.'” The singer was referencing, “Cry Pretty,” the name of her first single from her sixth studio album of the same name.
So happy you saw this!!!!! So thankful you didn’t have your dad turn the car around. Have 15 year idol anniversary. It’s been a great 15, and can’t wait to see what the next 15 bring for you❤️— mary morgan💖💖💖 (@thequeencarrieu) May 25, 2020
In 2005, the seven-time Grammy Award winner managed to defeat Southerner Bo Bice to win the coveted prize. The Oklahoma native was able to get more viewer votes than runner-up Bice.
Ahhh thank you so much friend for being a part and making it what it is! Currently sobbing! 😭😭😭💗 LOVE YOU! 💗— Liv 💕 (@CareBear4Carrie) May 25, 2020
WINNING A RECORDING CONTRACT
As part of her winnings, Underwood received a record contract. While in tears, she was able to thank everyone before expressing her joy with a song.
The star reprised the song “Inside Your Heaven,” which she and Bice both performed during the final round.