Remember when Carrie Underwood was on American Idol? I often forget that that’s where she got her start.
Yeah, you read that right.
In the audition, she amazed Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell with her rendition of “I Can’t Make You Love Me.” She also amazed them with her chicken clucking impersonation, saying, “I could’ve just clucked my way into American Idol, couldn’t I have?”
She also mentioned that extra thing she had.
“Did you have something you shouldn’t have had?” Simon asked (at the 1:54-minute mark).
“Why?” she said. “They said this would not…”
After some prodding from Simon, she opened up: “It looked like a mole. It was a third nipple.” She then explained why she had it removed.
At just 21 years old, Underwood went on to win season 4 of American Idol, garnering about 500 million votes and beating out rocker Bo Bice.
Underwood has gone on to win Grammy’s, becoming one of the most awarded singers in any genre and making music that’s in almost every country music fan’s music playlist.
“I feel like one of the things that sets country music apart from other types of music is the storytelling aspect,” she says on her website. “I want three-and-a-half-minute movies on the radio. I love that there’s a beginning, middle, and an end, and it all makes sense. You can follow the characters, and you can see it all playing out in your head. That’s what I’m drawn to, so that’s what I write, what I pick, and what I want to sing.”
She puts her music where her mouth is, releasing her album, “Storyteller,” in 2015.
I think there’s…a lot of songs on the album that people can listen to and be like, ‘That’s my story,'” she told Entertainment Weekly. “I feel like they’re really going to enjoy going through the journey.”
“I just wanted everything to be exactly how I wanted it,” she continued. “I started finding songs and writing songs that I really fell in love with. I’ve been living with them for a long time. Just adding the right song to complete the puzzle. I feel like this album is, it’s a little more twangy — if there’s a word I can use to describe it. Twangy, yeah. It’s got lots of different instrumentation for me and just kind of different feel but it’s going to be great live.”
She sure has come a long way since that first audition…and since that third nipple…
“Over the past 10 years,” she said, “Any job that anybody does, the more you do things the more you get better at them. That’s kind of where I’m at. I feel like I’m at the top of my game as a performer and as a singer and as a songwriter just because I’ve been doing a lot of it over the past 10 years, and having a lot of fun with it. I feel like my sound has evolved.”