Casey James admits that even though he’d never even seen the show before he tried out, he’ll always be grateful for the opportunity that American Idol gave him and helped him achieve “10-year overnight success” status.
Scotty McCreery has talked with Carrie Underwood and gotten advice on the transition from American Idol to country music. McCreery talks about how Underwood has been a pioneer of sorts, and how she even offers her cell phone number to all of the Idol winners.
Carrie Underwood joined American Idol runner up Lauren Alaina on stage to sing at the finale of Idol last week. Before heading into the star-studded event in Los Angeles, Carrie walked the red carpet and was asked what advice she would give Lauren and winner Scotty McCreery.