In celebration of the twelfth anniversary of being crowned the fourth winner of American Idol, Carrie Underwood posted a throwback photo from the night her life changed forever.
Underwood auditioned for the fourth season of American Idol where she stole the hearts of viewers across the nation. After proving her talent throughout the competition, she went on took win the season with flying colors.
#ThrowbackThursday Check out Carrie Underwood at her American Idol audition! She's come a long way baby.
The Grammy-winning singer shared a heartwarming photo collage of the moment she was named the Season 4 winner. Only 22 years old at the time, the country singer had no idea how bright her future was about to become.
“12 years later and I’m still not sure how it all happened to me!” she wrote. “12 years ago today, my dreams came true and life has been a dream ever since! I am beyond blessed and so thankful!”
12 years later and I'm still not sure how it all happened to me! 12 years ago today, my dreams came true and life has been a dream ever since! I am beyond blessed and so thankful! #AmericanIdol #TBT
After being crowned champion, Underwood performed her debut single “Inside Your Heaven,” noticeably overcome with emotion during her powerful performance.
Who remembers when Carrie Underwood won American Idol!?
The 34-year-old country singer defeated fellow contestant Bo Bice of the long-running competition series, going on to become one of the biggest artists in country music. Now, two decades later Underwood has won seven Grammy Awards and 11 CMA awards. She continues to influence country music with her boundless talent and inspiring character.
You can watch Carrie Underwood’s big finale win and her performance below.