Carrie Underwood Reveals Why She Nearly Dropped Out of ‘American Idol’ on VH1′s ‘Behind the Music’
Carrie Underwood was the subject of the latest VH1 âBehind the Musicâ special, and well, sheâs more than earned it. The singer has graduated from her role as Season 4 winner of âAmerican Idolâ in 2005 to become one of the biggest country stars on the planet. However, things almost went disastrously wrong when she was nearly forced to bow out the competition due to a problem with her hearing.
In the special (quotes via Contact Music), the âBlown Awayâ singer revealed that something else was blown â her eardrum during rehearsals for the finale!
Underwood and finalist Bo Bice were prepping for the final performance when she was temporarily deafened due to errant earpiece fitting. The pain was so intense that Underwood considered quitting the competition; her career trajectory could have been markedly different.
âWe were getting fitted for in-ear molds, and I had an incident with the lady that was doing mine and she managed to hit my ear drum,â Underwood said. âI was like in ridiculous pain, and I couldnât hear out of one of my ears, like nothing. It was dead â¦ So I just crossed my fingers, hoping I was singing on key.â
We all know how this story turned out, but phew, that was a close one! Weâre glad she soldiered on.
In the bonus footage from her interviews, Underwood spoke about her wedding day to hockey player Mike Fisher. She recalled sipping champagne and having girl time with friends and family while getting ready. She shared that her family isnât comprised of âmushy people, we donât get in there and start talking about personal things,â but her dad did open up about the day he married her mom, which was a first.
The blonde beauty also revealed what prompted her to become a vegetarian. After experiencing how calves were treated when they were being raised to be slaughtered in her pasture, she was done. She finally understood the âprocessâ that livestock goes through, and being a softy, she quickly removed meat from her diet.
Watch Carrie Underwood Talk About Her Wedding Day
Watch Carrie Underwood Discuss Becoming a Vegetarian