Carrie Underwood shares diary entry to mark 17th anniversary of ‘American Idol’ win – Everett Post

It’s been 17 years since Carrie Underwood was crowned american idol champion, launching one of the most successful careers in modern country music.

Carrie marked the big moment on social media, sharing a snapshot of the journal entry she wrote right after her win. “Please enjoy a page from the diary of a 22-year-old farm girl who just had the most amazing night!” she wrote in the caption.

The diary describes the seconds before the winner was named, when Carrie and the other remaining contestant – the runner-up Bo Bice – stood on stage waiting for the show’s host Ryan Seacrest to announce the winner.

“I took one last look at the amazing crowd and let it sink in for a few seconds,” Carrie wrote. “My heart was beating fast and I closed my eyes.”

And when Ryan called her? Carrie says she was overwhelmed with emotion.

“I immediately started crying. It was a beautiful moment,” she says. “All the other candidates were sent to hug me. I was crying all the time.

What happened next is american idol story: As Carrie accepted her victory, she was quickly taken on stage to perform “Inside Your Heaven”, her coronation song, over which Carrie says she “cried”.

A lot has changed in the 17 years that have passed since she Idol win, but one thing is the same: she always puts her powerful voice and sharp showmanship skills front and center in every one of her performances. Carrie will treat fans to both on her upcoming Denim & Rhinestones tour, which kicks off in the fall and is named after her upcoming album.

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