Carrie Underwood lacks stage presence

All of the Other Reviews for Carrie Underwood

Other contestant rankings and Carrie Underwood

She was pretty good
Mar 25, 2016 06:39 AM ET
Reviewed by: Blunt50
She was pretty good. Not the best voice but she looked okay.

Feb 19, 2016 10:20 PM ET
Reviewed by: Club24

The best
Apr 24, 2015 11:31 PM ET
Reviewed by: Ralib1
Of season 4

Jun 02, 2014 02:43 PM ET
Reviewed by: beausalant
Best American Idol contestant in history

Jul 22, 2013 06:42 PM ET
Reviewed by: SkoutlawDreamer

Jun 20, 2013 05:25 PM ET
Reviewed by: jasam
love her

Country Girl
Jun 10, 2013 12:16 PM ET
Reviewed by: Tiela
She Is Just Another Perfect Country Girl Next Door !! She Has Got It.

My Idol Ranking
Jun 03, 2013 04:44 PM ET
Reviewed by: Andriodm105
Idol perfection just like Kelly Clarkson!

love her
May 14, 2013 04:28 AM ET
Reviewed by: pikachu

She's nice...
Apr 12, 2013 12:45 PM ET
Reviewed by: sekyu1961
Good Performer

Dec 16, 2012 07:25 AM ET
Reviewed by: Cnealz

Jul 26, 2012 07:12 AM ET
Reviewed by: beeyonceknight
definitely the best Idol contestant ever! Nobody has matched her.

One of the best in the history of AI
Jun 23, 2012 07:42 AM ET
Reviewed by: Olivia
keep it up

Carrie Underwood - Rightfully Deserved First Place
Jun 10, 2012 06:45 PM ET
Reviewed by: 09scottyb
It's as simple as this: America voted correctly.

Jun 02, 2012 05:47 PM ET
Reviewed by: wrestlgurl
Arguably the most successful Idol post-Idol, Carrie was not the greatest Idol ever on the show, but we all could see that she was something special, and after the show she definitely proved it.

May 05, 2012 07:25 PM ET
Reviewed by: Oholibamah
Her voice has impeccable power, range and finesse, but she loses control of it at times. Performing also wasn't her strong suit on Idol, lacking emotion and stage presence. However, "Alone" was one of the strongest performances ever on Idol, and a number of her others have held up even 8 seasons later.

Apr 30, 2012 01:32 PM ET
Reviewed by: dillowman
WHY is Carrie in the middle of the pack in rankings here?? Like Fantasia, she WON the damn thing!!! Carrie is AMAZING and I will ALWAYS be a fan!!!

Mar 25, 2012 02:02 AM ET
Reviewed by: mcderan

really good
Mar 10, 2012 04:03 PM ET
Reviewed by: edward
wow she is good

Jan 03, 2012 05:05 PM ET
Reviewed by: 16hughalexander

Love her
Oct 11, 2011 09:11 PM ET
Reviewed by: Sexybeast101
Carrie is one of the truly diserving winners. She was one of my favorites from the auditions and I continued to love her throughout the course of the show. While I didnt love all of her performances she definitely was not the most consistent one but she made up for it with the good ones. Favorite Performance: Alone

Jun 05, 2011 07:55 PM ET
Reviewed by: allstardanny
Carrie Underwood is one of my favorite artist(country) and my favorite American Idol. The way she brought the heat in her songs were great and relaxing. My top 3 songs she sang were:"Alone", "Bless The Broken Road", "Angels Brought Me Here".She a unique vocalist. From the start when I heard her, I fell in love with her and I am glad she won American Idol 4. She possesses the FULL PACKAGE which is beauty, good personality and a GREAT voice. I wish her ALL THE BEST!!!

Carrie Underwood is a great singer
Jun 05, 2011 04:00 AM ET
Reviewed by: mirianth
She is my favourite country singer of all time and has a wonderful, powerful voice to go with it. I especially love her performance of 'Alone', which was simply stunning.

perfect voice
May 02, 2011 04:41 PM ET
Reviewed by: ADris
perfect voice, limited stage presence and one of the most beautiful women ever born XD

One of the Best Ever
Apr 29, 2011 04:13 AM ET
Reviewed by: WTF
One of the Best Ever

good voice but not great
Apr 27, 2011 01:49 AM ET
Reviewed by: Idolphilippines07

Apr 11, 2011 11:23 PM ET
Reviewed by: IdolJudgement07

Mar 21, 2011 09:13 PM ET
Reviewed by: rrt417
is world class.

Should be within top 3 overall :@
Sep 26, 2010 04:07 PM ET
Reviewed by: tylerbv

Jun 06, 2010 04:17 PM ET
Reviewed by: flamehead4901
How is she so low?!?!

May 20, 2010 07:12 PM ET
Reviewed by: cmak

Best ever
Mar 23, 2010 07:58 PM ET
Reviewed by: musicritic
best contestant to ever grace the stage

Carrie Underwood - A Real Country Star
Jan 05, 2010 11:46 PM ET
Reviewed by: DonnaBest
Carrie always gave an excellent performance. She was always the contestant to watch from the beginning and she had "the whole package" as Simon would say.

Dec 27, 2009 06:41 PM ET
Reviewed by: mikeyace16
I like her, she has a good voice, but isn't a great performer and something about her is off putting.

The best
Nov 13, 2009 09:36 PM ET
Reviewed by: sf41013
greatest idol ever

Sep 19, 2009 05:30 PM ET
Reviewed by: dhunken
Simply the best all around Idol

Aug 29, 2009 10:42 AM ET
Reviewed by: jeboftheyear
One of the best

Aug 16, 2009 03:44 PM ET
Reviewed by: qg6ff
just trying to push someone elese ahead

Aug 09, 2009 02:17 AM ET
Reviewed by: pa2we
trying something

Jun 02, 2009 06:52 PM ET
Reviewed by: brickj
Good for her for doing well. I've always liked her.

not my fave
May 23, 2009 09:21 AM ET
Reviewed by: genedevil
but deserved to win

May 21, 2009 12:45 AM ET
Reviewed by: Bryno
Carrie Underwood was one of the best Idols in history. In fact, she was easily the best of her group and perhaps the second best female idol ever (behind Kelly Clarkson).

Apr 29, 2009 08:40 PM ET
Reviewed by: AdamRocks

very good
Apr 14, 2009 08:56 PM ET
Reviewed by: Dragonfire
very good

Mar 28, 2009 05:05 PM ET
Reviewed by: Club

Mar 27, 2009 12:41 PM ET
Reviewed by: Clubskies
One of the greatest!!!

the best american idol ever
Mar 27, 2009 10:53 AM ET
Reviewed by: kenyang
i really like carrie underwood

Mar 25, 2009 09:22 PM ET
Reviewed by: AmericanIdol95
Glad she won

Carrie is beautiful
Mar 11, 2009 11:07 AM ET
Reviewed by: musiclover24
Her soul seems to be as beautiful as her voice & exterior

Carrie Underwood
May 22, 2008 05:05 PM ET
Reviewed by: kamyates11
shes my favorite idol in the whole wide world

May 06, 2008 08:17 AM ET
Reviewed by: sevenque
My Favorite of all the winners!

May 05, 2008 03:29 AM ET
Reviewed by: benjamster14
she's the best!

Mar 18, 2008 04:26 PM ET
Reviewed by: Shane1mojo
Carrie is rated #7 in Season 4 and #34 overall. That is ridiculous. She is without a doubt the best contestant this show has seen. First, she has gone from idol and is now the top female artist in country music and top 5 female artist in all of music. Second, she has won awards (Grammy, AMA, CMA, etc.) galore. Third, she has had 3 #1 hits out of 5 singles. Finally, she gave the arguably the best performance in idol history (ranked #1 by TV Guide and Entertainment Weekly) with her performance of Heart's "Alone." To the people who ranked Carrie low SHAME ON YOU.

Mar 12, 2008 04:59 PM ET
Reviewed by: Julesb2183
One of the best on AI

Feb 09, 2008 10:55 PM ET
Reviewed by: idolscreamfriends
shes ok

Oct 30, 2007 05:55 AM ET
Reviewed by: koopa
the most successful ai winner so far but i prefer vonzell or bo

Carrie is the best winner
Jun 13, 2007 06:49 PM ET
Reviewed by: Idolfan87
Carrie Underwood is the best and most successful Idol winner. She is so much better than Kelly Clarkson because she is true to her style and never tries to go out of her element like Kelly does. She also doesn't scream (which Kelly does) and her vocal tone is very sweet, pure, and clear.

Carrie is great
May 22, 2007 11:17 AM ET
Reviewed by: qbanbgfan
Great singer, Extremely attractive.

Another Great One
Apr 23, 2007 01:18 AM ET
Reviewed by: Tabitha
Carrie is another great singer. I cannot understand people rating her so low.

Carrie is Awsome
Mar 08, 2007 12:56 PM ET
Reviewed by: NYMWSC1986
Next to Kelly Clarkson Carrie Underwood has the best voice in American Idol history. She has a range and she has a hell of a good cd.

Small Town Girl.
Jun 24, 2006 08:23 PM ET
Reviewed by: idolstocker
I loved the vibe in her voice. She Mezmrized me with peace. I loved the rich country voice. I own your CD Carrie. She was A little borring to watch at times, but a Fantastic voice. Favriot:Alone Least: Man I Feel Like A Woman.

May 24, 2006 12:54 AM ET
Reviewed by: rodek
She has a great voice and her successful career proves it.

didn't get her
Apr 29, 2006 01:56 AM ET
Reviewed by: idolnewbee
I thought she was pretty and that's about it. She did her little country cutesy thing, sure it was genuine, but it didn't appeal to me at all. I remember hearing her voice cracking when she sang the victory song in the finale- I assumed it was b/c she was tearing up. Then I hear that song on the radio months later, and it sounded just as bad- she was reaaaaaaaaally reeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaching for the notes, they just weren't part of her range. If that's the best she can do, I am completely unimpressed. And I HATE that Jesus take the wheel song.

Carrie -- a mystery winner
Mar 17, 2006 01:42 PM ET
Reviewed by: Manderly
Why was/is CU so popular. She has a very good (not great) voice, but she is one of the most wooden performers ever on AI. I think a lot of this year's contestants are better than she is.

Average Singer
Feb 18, 2006 02:08 PM ET
Reviewed by: jennd84
She was an average singer that got a lucky break. I was surprised she even made the top ten when I seen her. But I guess it wasn't just me voting. Because if it was she wouldn't have made American Idol.

Jan 22, 2006 12:51 PM ET
Reviewed by: aifan16
She doesn't do the kind of music I like, she's ok for country.

I just don't get it...
Jan 22, 2006 12:18 PM ET
Reviewed by: TheGreatOne
Maybe i missed it because I fell asleep when she was performing.

Very pretty
Jan 21, 2006 12:32 AM ET
Reviewed by: BiceBaby
Has a nice voice.

Carrie will be a succesful recording artist
Jan 18, 2006 03:50 PM ET
Reviewed by: qtwoot
Carrie has a lovely voice and is lovely to look at. She will be a great recording artist. Would I spend money to see her in concert? Probably not right now. I view her as a great singer but not yet a great performer/entertainer with charisma and style. This may come with time and maturity. I hope it does for her.

Nov 17, 2005 05:47 AM ET
Reviewed by: littlemamma
Unless you like country karaoke. However, she is pretty.

needs work
Nov 02, 2005 01:18 PM ET
Reviewed by: momarymo
Carrie is a work in progress, very good voice,(can be off sometimes). She doesn't have the stage presence yet, but is improving. Pretty girl, with a sweet smile.

Sep 10, 2005 07:37 PM ET
Reviewed by: mmwap
carrie has an outstanding voice, she just bores me to death to watch

Carrie is boring
Sep 03, 2005 04:23 PM ET
Reviewed by: carolroush01
Carrie Underwood is the least talented winner on American Idol. She has a strong voice but no stage presence or charisma.

Carrie should do well in Country
Jul 17, 2005 10:48 PM ET
Reviewed by: Rici
I think she'll do well in country music but she needs to work on being a more engaging perfromer.

Carrie just OK to me
Jul 17, 2005 04:26 PM ET
Reviewed by: deb313
Carrie can really belt out some songs, but falls flat at times. On stage she comes across poorly. Not exciting but a sweet girl.

is is cute but .......
Jul 17, 2005 03:36 PM ET
Reviewed by: sunnydalefarmgirl
dont get me wrong, Carrie is a cute girl but is she really that exciting? she has a failerly good voice but there are alot of girls that do too. I myself am a country girl but Carrie to me was average. I just have to be honest

Jul 11, 2005 03:26 PM ET
Reviewed by: gwan
I think she is brilliant because she sang very well. She is one of the best singer with no experience, but Vonzell is better than her because she just did her performance without bringing the fan's attention and enjoy her music. If to win the American Idol competition, they should find the best performance and quality. If to judge the idols, I think Vonzell win because compared her finalists, she rank #1 best performance and voice. If to judge both performers, Carrie should be rank number 2. I know why she won the competition because of her complexion and style. Also just only her haven't been a bottom 3. I think she looks like she won the beauty pageant competition instead of winning the American Idol competition. This American Idol show doesn't look like finding the best singer, just only find the favorite idol with most votes and style.

Jul 10, 2005 07:00 PM ET
Reviewed by: Lana
I have nothing to say about Carrie. She was not interesting.

Carrie: I Don't Quite Get It
Jul 06, 2005 03:34 PM ET
Reviewed by: FlyrGrl
Carrie is a puzzle for me. I do see a lovely girl, and hear a lovely voice, and I think she may even improve, once she can sing songs better suited for her style. But, other than one or two performances, she just didn't grab me, no connection. I definitely SEE the appeal, she's pretty, blonde, sweet, non-confrontational, 'All-American' in many ways. But something was always missing for me. Carrie does have a good voice, very good range, strength and modulation. I think she became ill during the show and that hurt her in the later performances. But her stage presence was often stilted and stiff, her eyes did not seem to convey the emotions in the words, and she looked frightened or lost at times on the big-stage. Carrie's strengths are her pleasant appearance and vocals, especially in her stronger genre (country ballads). Her weakness is definitely a shallowness, a lack of emotion and connection to both the lyrics and the audience.

Beautiful girl, great voice, ho hum performer
Jul 02, 2005 03:15 PM ET
Reviewed by: txblonde
Carrie needs to work on her stage presence.

carrie =(
Jun 19, 2005 05:20 PM ET
Reviewed by: maroulislove89
dont like her but shes okay

Jun 18, 2005 10:22 PM ET
Reviewed by: gamine269
Carrie has a good voice, but her performances weren't too interesting.

Overrated Underwood
Jun 17, 2005 02:48 AM ET
Reviewed by: Mango
Good power, good control - horrible sound to it. I'm sorry, but she really shouted sometimes and it really didn't sound nice. She has no stage presence or performance ability. Pretty, though. Country is her thing.

Good singer but boring performer
Jun 16, 2005 07:02 AM ET
Reviewed by: Leah93
Carrie is a good country singer but a boring stage performer

Carrie was a very desevring person
Jun 15, 2005 01:25 PM ET
Reviewed by: Zircon
i always like Carrie. she wasn't my american idol but... it nice to see that not all the big shots win.

Jun 12, 2005 07:01 PM ET
Reviewed by: Circe
When Carrie has her stage presence conquered she will be awesome.

Jun 12, 2005 04:44 PM ET
Reviewed by: song4sky
Powerful voice but often lacks control throughout entire performance (besides those powerhouse moments), pretty strong performer in country genre only, cute and sweet girl.

Good Country Singer...but
Jun 12, 2005 06:30 AM ET
Reviewed by: puspo15
She's good country singer however she's couldn't sing another song genre

Jun 10, 2005 02:30 AM ET
Reviewed by: kendy2001
Even though she seems sweet and has a nice voice I don't think she's my idol material. Bo Bice has worked hard to get where he is today and i think he deserved to win American Idol. None the less I'm sure Carrie will do a great job. I hope that all this works out for her. Will she beat out Kelly and Fantasia as far as record sales? I guess we'll find out soon enough.

Carrie's ok
Jun 07, 2005 06:12 PM ET
Reviewed by: ratosi
Carrie is a very good singer and she is beautiful. But OMG is she boring!

Carrie less than average imo
Jun 07, 2005 01:34 PM ET
Reviewed by: katryder
Carrie is just another pretty blonde. Her stage presence was awful and she seemed to get worse as the season progressed. She lost all credibility with me when she sang MacArthurs Park and was clueless about the meaning of the words. She didn't connect with her songs or the audience.

Congrats, but not my favorite
Jun 07, 2005 12:32 AM ET
Reviewed by: beccababe22
Definitely different

Jun 06, 2005 10:36 PM ET
Reviewed by: spoiledmommy
Carrie could be great someday. I feel she has very little stage presence. Her voice is good , sometimes off key, but studios can correct that, i.e. Ashley Simpson aka Lip syncher. I don't think her voice is that unique, in other words, it sounds like so many others. If I heard her on the radio, I would not be able to identify the voice. I wish her luck though. I would not be inclined to see her in concert, jury still out on buying her CD.

A little overrated
Jun 06, 2005 09:01 PM ET
Reviewed by: chris8677
Carrie is a beautiful girl with a beautiful voice. However, as a performer I find her a little boring. I'm sure that can be cured with a little experience so am looking forward to seeing how Carrie will bloom.

Headed for the Charts
Jun 06, 2005 06:53 PM ET
Reviewed by: mary
Carrie got my vote. She will sell more CD's than any othe "winner" of the show, not to include Aiken.

Jun 06, 2005 05:46 PM ET
Reviewed by: DevilsDance

nice voice
Jun 06, 2005 08:33 AM ET
Reviewed by: ncfan4clay
should do well

A Real Mix
Jun 05, 2005 02:45 PM ET
Reviewed by: doozer
Carrie is definitely a classic beauty. Hopefully, she will loosen up on stage. Gave some fantastic and a couple of poor performances, but was boring in her presentation. She has a blockbuster voice, and thought her performance with Rascal Flatts was perfection.

Pretty Princess
Jun 03, 2005 02:20 PM ET
Reviewed by: marianne
If Carrie weren't blond and pretty, she would never have made the finals. Her voice is OK at best. She has no charisma, zero stage presence, and no connection to lyrics.

Nice Voice
Jun 03, 2005 10:02 AM ET
Reviewed by: lovinclay
I think Carrie Underwood has a great voice.

Jun 03, 2005 12:07 AM ET
Reviewed by: barbforcon
Carrie is a beautiful person and has a beautiful voice even when she is off key. If AI was only about voice quality, I would say Carrie should have won, but as this survey suggests there are other factors involved. Carrie has a gorgeous voice ,but definately lacks stage presence and a connection with a song and the audience. Although it doesn't matter what I think, Carrie got the title. Congrats.

Jun 02, 2005 09:14 PM ET
Reviewed by: kaydee948
Although she definitely has a pretty voice, her performances were usually somewhat boring for me, and many times she seemed to have pitch problems. Most of the time, I felt that she was just singing notes and not relating to the lyrics. Very uninspired performer! She certainly is a pretty girl, though. Perhaps if she stays within the country genre she will do okay.

Carrie is a Cutie
Jun 02, 2005 04:13 PM ET
Reviewed by: srz56
Carrie had by far the best voice in season4. She needs to work more on her connection with the audience and in time, she will feel more comfortable on stage.

Jun 02, 2005 12:28 PM ET
Reviewed by: craftypat
It was hard for me to rate Carrie. She is a very pretty girl with a beautiful voice, but her performances were inconsistent. She hasn't learned yet how to connect with her audience, and until she improves her stage presence, I'm not that interested in seeing her perform live in concert.

Jun 02, 2005 09:46 AM ET
Reviewed by: dlcalhoun
I can't understand how Carrie won unless its just because she sings country music which is the most popular at this time. I noticed that each week had at least one genre that was specially for her - the problem is that she didn't even do the best in her own genre of country (even the judges agreed that Bo did better). She had no connection with the audience (except for her very final song - not even when doing country music.

Plastic Carrie
Jun 01, 2005 06:35 PM ET
Reviewed by: tooelemom
Carrie's voice is pretty good but she lacks any emotion. She cannot relate to her songs. And the ditzy blonde act is aggrivating.

Carrie Underwood
May 31, 2005 04:46 PM ET
Reviewed by: hvchs07
That was the equivalent of you singing in the shower, you do it effortlessly. I have to discuss this look because it's like Barbie meets the Stepford Wives. It was a little like watching a kitten who wants to be a tiger. It was rather like watching a washing-powder commercial in 1965. This has never happened before, Im about to be nice.

Blandie, whoops, I mean Blondie
May 30, 2005 04:39 PM ET
Reviewed by: jmg
I don't think Carrie lived up to her potential. Her lack of stage presence was a real detractor from her performances. While I think she has the innate singing skills to go far, if she does not develop a stage presence, her audience will piddle away.

Carrie Underwood Review
May 30, 2005 04:24 PM ET
Reviewed by: sethnsummer7
Carrie is very pretty, has a great voice, needs to work on stage presence

This is our AI winner?
May 30, 2005 03:57 PM ET
Reviewed by: ericajeanne
I'm not sure how someone so average won this year. Sure she's got a beautiful voice, but when I think of an American Idol, I want that whole package. A true performer. Carrie didn't show any connection to her songs until the finale. I was really disappointed that she won and am surprised that America votes for average people.

May 30, 2005 04:17 AM ET
Reviewed by: Lisa24
Carrie is not my fave ..I couldnt put any lower scores because this site wouldnt allow me to..I wont be buying her cd

May 28, 2005 05:48 PM ET
Reviewed by: LoveVonConBo
She has a good voice, but nothing else. She is boring and I get zero personality from her. Terrible performer. Still don't understand why she won.

Pagent girl burn out
May 28, 2005 03:30 AM ET
Reviewed by: thefaeryofpurejoy
Maybe I have been to too many pagents but Carrie was just average to me. She was like going to my high school's talent show. Maybe up north she'd be a rarity, but down South about half the girls have had the same voice lessons as her and do the same songs just as well. I could see her getting to the top 4 but the win would have surprised me, but I knew the track order.

May 27, 2005 11:45 PM ET
Reviewed by: cmroxs
unemotional, boring, wooden performer

Barbie Sings...
May 26, 2005 11:26 PM ET
Reviewed by: rumigrl
....though it doesn't matter how well, 'cause she's cute and all the teeny boppers will buy her music. Definitely should not have won the competition. Con and Bo were far better and should have been in the top 2. Clearly the producers, not the viewers, call all the shots.

Carrie is a cookie cutter
May 26, 2005 10:58 AM ET
Reviewed by: demjah
Carrie has a pretty voice but is a one-trick pony. She only sings country well. Her stage presence is enough to put the kids to sleep. If I saw her singing on the television I would leave the room out of boredom.

Beautiful face, beautiful voice, but lacks in stage presence
May 26, 2005 01:59 AM ET
Reviewed by: r00bs
Carrie is no doubt one of the most attractive contestants to come on AI, however she has some major flaws that she needs to work out over time. She doesn't express emotion through her songs very well, she's too stiff in her performances, and frankly she's a little boring. But she's still young and just needs a little time to grow and discover herself as a singer.

Lots of fun
May 25, 2005 03:59 PM ET
Reviewed by: abraun1
Nice voice, great to hear country being performed

Big Yawn
May 25, 2005 02:55 PM ET
Reviewed by: virgoangela
I could fall asleep watching her...boring!

Carrie has a beautiful voice
May 25, 2005 02:51 PM ET
Reviewed by: gwenivere
Carrie has a rich, beautiful voice, but needs to improve her connection to the song lyrics if she is to be taken seriously by the musically articulate sector.

I'm not a fan.
May 25, 2005 02:38 PM ET
Reviewed by: jamiedelmar
Carrie just doesn't cut it for me. I've seen many pop princesses like her and quite frankly, I'm tired of all the Britneys, Mandys, Christinas, Jessicas, and Hilarys out there.

May 25, 2005 02:16 PM ET
Reviewed by: beaming90
She sings great

Diamond in the Rough
May 23, 2005 05:41 PM ET
Reviewed by: junglejam
Carrie has gorgeous vocals, and she is gorgeous herself. Her performance style/stage presence needs some work, but I think that will come with time and experience. She is young and fairly sheltered, I think, but I really look forward to what she will do after she gains a bit more experience and relaxes more on stage. She has the potential to be a star. Time will tell if she can capitalize on it -- I truly hope that she does!!

A Lovely Singer
May 22, 2005 09:01 PM ET
Reviewed by: Dibbee
Carrie Underwood has what it takes to be an American Idol. She is very beautiful to watch, she has a brilliant smile, wears attractive clothes, and has a darling figure. She sings very well, especially country type songs and she has great range and delivery. She definitely is in need of more stage moves but I feel this will come when she starts performing on a regular basis. I think she is the best singer of this year's finalists.

May 22, 2005 12:02 PM ET
Reviewed by: shan1
I expect Carrie to win this year like Ruben won season2 I did not care for Ruben in season2, but I do have his album I need an angel.I really enjoy it. Give her time she'll be a true winner

May 21, 2005 09:23 PM ET
Reviewed by: casper22
Carrie has absolutely no rhythm in her body. I can't get into someone who isn't feeling the music.

May 21, 2005 04:54 PM ET
Reviewed by: Tesssy
Carrie is a beautiful girl with a wonderful voice. However, she has absolutely no stage presence and in my opinion has made no growth in this area. Her only memorable performance for me was "Trouble" and it was the only week I really loved her. If she had some great original songs on a CD, I might purchase it, but I would not go out of my way to see her after Idol finishes.

Carrie will outsell Bo in time
May 21, 2005 04:54 PM ET
Reviewed by: perfectday
Carrie has a great voice.She will do well

Cute Carrie
May 21, 2005 01:38 AM ET
Reviewed by: Huuugs
Carrie is young, but she has so much to work with. She is absolutely the prettiest girl on the AI this year. She needs to learn how to move her body with her songs. I see a lot of potential, because her voice is so good. I am not a fan of the fast songs, because they do nothing for showcasing her voice.

May 21, 2005 12:56 AM ET
Reviewed by: Willow
Carrie has a very pure voice and has great breath control. She is beautiful but needs to work on emoting.

Farmer girl has to go!
May 20, 2005 04:32 PM ET
Reviewed by: Jessa1326
Carrie is good, but she shouldn't win. Bo is much better than her.

May 20, 2005 12:03 AM ET
Reviewed by: shamus1
has talent and looks but doesn't draw you into the performance

nice singer,but boring
May 19, 2005 08:18 PM ET
Reviewed by: juliarose
okay, but dull to watch no pizazz

Listening to a Nightengale while Watching Paint Dry
May 19, 2005 04:41 PM ET
Reviewed by: boomer1251
Carrie has a powerful voice with tremendous range. She is rarely pitchy or off-key at all. Many of her vocal performances were outstanding. In short, she sings like a nightengale! She should have a great career as a country recording artist. She, however, seems to be able to sing only "country pop" and struggles with other types of music. Some of the hype surrounding her is quite frankly due to the fact that the judges in AI gave her a "free pass" to the finals. Their raving comments about performances that were way above-average vocally and way below average on the entertainment and "it" factors convinced the American public to vote her right into the finals. An American Idol needs to be strong vocally, but also a dynamic, fun performer on the stage. Her stage presence is stilted, stiff and boring. She seems completely uncomfortable with a microphone in her hand. In short, I would purchase her CD's, but never pay money to watch her live as she would probably put me to sleep. Hence, listening to her is like listening to a nightengale while watching paint dry.

May 19, 2005 01:18 PM ET
Reviewed by: jordan1614

May 18, 2005 08:34 AM ET
Reviewed by: yankees20033

wholesome carrie
May 17, 2005 11:15 PM ET
Reviewed by: joy0214
I think carries proven she can definitely sing anything they put in front of her.

May 17, 2005 09:46 PM ET
Reviewed by: hipchick1959
Not a Carrie fan. Great voice, but no stage presence. Very stiff, very boring.

Country Again
May 17, 2005 09:45 PM ET
Reviewed by: 33sassy
Ok for country; but, a very poor choice for AI.

Needs work
May 17, 2005 07:54 PM ET
Reviewed by: shannon25
Carrie may have a good voice for country music, but she really lacks stage performance skills and connections to the audience and the songs she sings. She has talent, but not star quality and certainly not the whole package.

Carrie is boring
May 17, 2005 05:14 PM ET
Reviewed by: IrishConstantineLvr
I'm sorry, she seems really sweet but most of her performances have been really boring. She shows no emotion and when she tries it seems out of place. I think she has a beautiful voice but if you were to see her in concert it wouldn't be very entertaining.

May 17, 2005 04:29 PM ET
Reviewed by: ivegonebananas27
Carrie is the most boring, unoriginal contestant this season. She has no musical interpretation skills and no emotion. She simply copies the original versions and she has no stage presence. She definitely doesn't deserve all the praise the judges give her.

Apathy Inducing
May 17, 2005 02:05 PM ET
Reviewed by: sandrajumper
Nice, I guess. Ok, could watch or fall asleep- either would be equaly appealing.

Nice voice, less than average stage presence
May 17, 2005 12:06 PM ET
Reviewed by: Lynne
Carrie's fans will love her no matter what she does. While her voice is very pretty, and she is an attractive cast member, her lack of originality, lack of versatility, and wooden stage performances may hurt her in the long run. I believe she is slated to win AI 4, but her country inspired crooning will limit her overall audience once she's off the television screen on a weekly basis. She doesn't seem to be very versatile, but she can carry a ballad or country tune well. Provide her with the correct type of songs, and her target audience will be pleased.

Carrie Inconsistent
May 17, 2005 07:59 AM ET
Reviewed by: ElderMainer
It was very hard to rate Carrie because of her inconsistencies. To me it seems that she has 2 voices. When she is using her "country" voice she can sing with power and style, and she is fun to watch. But when she tries to sing other genres, she uses a different voice which has no breath support at all and sounds wimpy. I feel that often the backup singers were singing louder than she was and that the voters thought it was SHE who was singing powerfully. The weeks that the backup singers backed off, she sounded very weak, and even badly out of tune one week. Carrie is absolutely gorgeous and a good singer most of the time and will probably make it big in the country scene.

May 17, 2005 04:39 AM ET
Reviewed by: VimyFae
Nice voice, but boring performer.

Beautiful girl trapped in a box.
May 17, 2005 02:29 AM ET
Reviewed by: boo
Carrie Underwood is IMO one of the prettiest girls that there has ever been on AI and she does have a good voice. But she lacks stage presence and the ability to emote when singing. However the glimpses of personality shown in the Ford commercials and behind the scenes footage over the weeks , do show that she is a likeable girl , if not a little dimwitted. I have no idea why she continues to perform country songs when they have consistently made for weak performances , meanwhile her forays into pop/rock (Love Is A Battlefield , Trouble) have been her best. Hopefully the producers realize this and encourage her to break out of the country box and into a style of music for which she is better suited.

Great Voice
May 17, 2005 12:19 AM ET
Reviewed by: lkg396
Carrie is a beautiful girl with a great voice, but nothing outstanding and very borin to watch.

Gorgeous, good voice, needs more charisma
May 17, 2005 12:01 AM ET
Reviewed by: AIFan
I think she has a great voice, obviously has a lot of power and even control. She has the ability to sing many genres, even though they keep trying to box her into "only country" which I think is a mistake. I thought she did fine on the rock numbers she did. It doesn't help her any for them to label her. She does need to work on showmanship and feeling. She doesn't convey enough at the right times. It may just be something that time will help with---maybe some classes or sessions for choreography. She may show more personality in a different venue and audience. A lot of the previous idols were not extremely outgoing in the performances during the contest but have proved to be a lot better once they got on tour or in a different setting---no judges etc. She may be the same way. The fact that when she has tried to move around, Simon has cut on her for it, maybe holding her down a little. I think that definitely affected others in the past. A prime example is Clay. Simon fussed big time if he showed an expressive fact or tried to move around---he would say Broadway, or musical or horrible. So Clay stopped doing much of it. Whereas anyone who has seen him in concert knows he is forever moving and emoting to a song.

May 16, 2005 08:34 PM ET
Reviewed by: silverspeed
Carrie has potential but she needs to work on her stage presence and delivery of the songs.

not my fav
May 16, 2005 08:11 PM ET
Reviewed by: kwaaii
not that great!

Carrie Underwhelmed
May 16, 2005 07:51 PM ET
Reviewed by: winter
Carrie has a pleasant voice, but she doesn't have the complete package. She'd be a great back-up singer.

May 16, 2005 07:26 PM ET
Reviewed by: alana1
she has an amazing voice, but she isnt that great at performing

May 16, 2005 03:47 PM ET
Reviewed by: Zelda7865
Carrie is a great singer and a beautiful girl. She'd do well as an American Idol, provided someone work with her on movement. She also looks scared a good bit of the time. That will have to change too.

May 16, 2005 03:36 PM ET
Reviewed by: caeli
When she's good she's very good. She delivers power notes well, but has trouble on the lower notes. Has had a couple outstanding performances, but mostly lacks the ability to bring anything new to a song.

May 16, 2005 01:08 PM ET
Reviewed by: SelenaCarmichael
Carrie is living proof that as long as you got Simon's support you get far even though your nothing but average. The most overated contestant ever. Nothing stands out about her. No stage presence and a lack of personality her Jaded Journalist Interview was painful to watch. She is nothing but an robotic singer.

May 16, 2005 12:07 PM ET
Reviewed by: deyabird
Sings well but very wooden personality. Not entertained at all when I watch her.

*sees a tumbleweed*
May 16, 2005 11:56 AM ET
Reviewed by: awesome
Coming from a country town in Oklahoma, no doubt. When it comes to performing she is only average and her voice is so dull it will bore you to your death bed.

Nice voice, but.....
May 16, 2005 11:54 AM ET
Reviewed by: Rawna
Very boring, no pizzaz

most likely to win
May 16, 2005 11:49 AM ET
Reviewed by: bludevlgal
Carrie's got a really good voice. She stumbled a lot early in the competition but has never felt threatened because her popularity was already the highest at the start of the real competition. Now that her performances really count, she's started nailing them, which is a testament to her ability to step up her vocals as well as her performing abilities; however, if Idol was really serious about singing and judging contestants on a week to week basis, she would have been voted off well before this point. I think she'll win, and I'm ok with that, although I personally find another contestant to be both a better singer and better performer.

May 16, 2005 10:47 AM ET
Reviewed by: gimp21
Pretty girl, decent country voice, where's your personality hiding, Carrie?

May 16, 2005 09:44 AM ET
Reviewed by: bskt1024
Carrie has a good voice. There is no doubt that Country is her background, but she has put herself out there and worked on the other genres. She is beautiful and talented. AI would do well to have her as the winner this year.

Attractive but completely stony without Charisma
May 16, 2005 09:06 AM ET
Reviewed by: spanishfan
She is so personally unattached. I do not like her voice on other songs except for country as she has that twang which to me is unappealing. Her stage presence is so unattractive as she has that startled deer like quality. She does not have a likebility factor for me. In my opinion all she has going for her is the looks aspect and the fact that Simon picked her in the beginning and thus sticks to his choice. This does not say much for her, because his other choices are not that great.

at least I'm honest
May 16, 2005 05:47 AM ET
Reviewed by: chicklet

Carrie Underwood
May 16, 2005 02:08 AM ET
Reviewed by: Pattie
Carrie has a descent voice but sometimes falters on her lower register. Her performances are not very exciting and a bit robotic. She seems suited mostly for country music but then on country theme night, did very poorly on her song "Sin Wagon".

May 16, 2005 01:49 AM ET
Reviewed by: Music
Her voice isn't enough to salvage her dead performances.

May 16, 2005 12:50 AM ET
Reviewed by: clashygirl

Go Carrie
May 15, 2005 11:17 PM ET
Reviewed by: Carrie13
This girl is amaizn shes got it all carrie for ai 4

May 15, 2005 10:29 PM ET
Reviewed by: fat2sday94
I find Carrie overwhelmingly "average".

May 15, 2005 10:01 PM ET
Reviewed by: noodledoodledoo
I was rooting for her since I saw her sang at the auditions! She was good!

Good Voice - Horrible Stage Presence
May 15, 2005 09:54 PM ET
Reviewed by: MarieLavaux
Carrie needs tons of work in stage presence and interview skills. She has a good voice, but is nothing unique.

May 15, 2005 09:41 PM ET
Reviewed by: shopaholic
She has a really pure, sweet voice. I enjoy listening to her performances but her performances are really unexciting and somewhat boring. She has a poor stage presence.

May 15, 2005 09:03 PM ET
Reviewed by: BradnHou
Someone like Carrie could be found in most any C&W karoake bar. She shows no emotion or energy on stage at all. She also has very limited range. She does look good, but she's not in a modeling competition.

Great voice...
May 15, 2005 08:28 PM ET
Reviewed by: Deec2568
but average stage presence. She started out as one of my favorites but while the others are growing, she remains the same. She is too stiff and too uncomfortable looking during her performances to be considered great. Her voice is beautiful. She is beautiful. But her performances are dull.

Maybe not the best...
May 15, 2005 08:19 PM ET
Reviewed by: starshollowfan
She might not be the best contestant in the history of AI, but she's definately good. Needs to work on connecting with her audience.

May 15, 2005 06:39 PM ET
Reviewed by: AKN4CLY
I love Carrie

May 15, 2005 05:38 PM ET
Reviewed by: jayloe
Carrie is a beautiful girl, with a beautiful voice. I think she is going to do well, but needs to be able to connect and relate to the audience.

Carrie Underwood
May 15, 2005 03:01 PM ET
Reviewed by: thudder59
Carrie has a good voice and she is very attractive, but she seems very uncomfortable on stage. She is not exciting to watch. I would probably buy her CD, but based on her stage performance, I wouldn't be interested in seeing her in concert.

May 15, 2005 02:55 PM ET
Reviewed by: stlkarategal
Carrie is a great singer, but looks like a robot on stage. She lacks in emotion and personality.

I don't see what the fuss is about
May 15, 2005 02:44 PM ET
Reviewed by: venicerose
She's a boring performer

May 15, 2005 02:39 PM ET
Reviewed by: EMMYSMOM
The girl is talented vocally, I will give her that. But if she gave a concert, I would be snoozing in about 5 minutes. She picks very boring songs to sing and she has no charisma or stage presence whatsoever.

A way to go yet
May 15, 2005 01:34 PM ET
Reviewed by: Spikeabella
Although I like this singer a lot and think she has a LOT of potential, so far, she's a one-trick pony. Country is fine, but she needs to learn how to use the voice she has. She isn't showing any range or versatility of vocal production, tending to belt more than anything else. Her Broken Roads began to show some of the versatility she NEEDS to demonstrate to become a lasting vocalist.

She great overall
May 15, 2005 01:27 PM ET
Reviewed by: ccwolfe
Carrie has a beautiful voice and is beautiful herself but lacks emotion when she preforms!!

carrie underwood
May 15, 2005 12:46 PM ET
Reviewed by: candybobin
Great voice, limited stage presence

twilight zone
May 15, 2005 12:30 PM ET
Reviewed by: redFusion
the girl can sing, but has no stage presence. it's hard to look at her close ups because it feels like i'm staring into a black hole. if she can fix this...go girl!

Carrie: great voice but that's all
May 15, 2005 09:52 AM ET
Reviewed by: Courkie
She's got a great voice but lacks stage presence. Maybe that will come later. She doesn't compare to Kelly Clarkson.

Record, yes. Perform, no.
May 15, 2005 07:42 AM ET
Reviewed by: ineeda
She has a very good voice, although relatively indistinguishable from any other top female country artist. But in her performances and interviews she's about as exciting as watching paint dry.

Carrie should not win
May 15, 2005 07:29 AM ET
Reviewed by: Lavender
coz she's too boringggggg

May 15, 2005 07:19 AM ET
Reviewed by: spaboy22
Carrie is riding on her all American looks not her voice. Enough already.

All she is is a pretty face she cant even sing country
May 14, 2005 08:18 PM ET
Reviewed by: Dkornball
Country is her best style of music and she cant even sing it!

Carrie's the best!!
May 14, 2005 07:51 PM ET
Reviewed by: carrierox102
Carrie should DEFINITELY win!

Carrie needs excitement
May 14, 2005 07:28 PM ET
Reviewed by: btaco
I love sweet sweet Carrie, but some times she is so damn boring and predictable, I would love her as runner up if she goes against Vonzie and to win it all if against Bo.

May 14, 2005 06:08 PM ET
Reviewed by: ria
she is a good singer but needs some help with getting feelings across when she sings... i do not feel a pull towards her.

Good, but not amazing
May 14, 2005 04:41 PM ET
Reviewed by: JoWolf862
What she has is voice... she completely lacks in stage presence.

Beautiful but Boring
May 14, 2005 02:43 PM ET
Reviewed by: mustangsally
Carrie has a beautiful voice - that's not in dispute Carrie has a hard time connecting with either the lyrics and emotion of the songs she sings but with the audience as well. She often looks "dead" when you look at her eyes. She grins like a silly goose while singing about heartbreak and constantly attempts to sound like the original singer of the song. She brings nothing original or different to the table. While she is pleasing to the eye - all her performances have been very pageant worthy but that's about as far as I'd go with it. I won't buy anything she records, let's put it that way. She's nothing new or different.

May 14, 2005 02:43 PM ET
Reviewed by: jro62485
...ugh....please dont win

Carrie Underwood
May 14, 2005 01:11 PM ET
Reviewed by: Beth
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Good singer
May 14, 2005 12:28 PM ET
Reviewed by: Bogart
Good singer. She needs to learn stage presence from Bo.

Vocally very good
May 14, 2005 05:19 AM ET
Reviewed by: beatrix
Carrie Underwood is like Anwar Robinson in the sense that vocally they are both very very good. And both may want to work a little more on their stage presence. Carrie is in a very good position to win.

Very good singer
May 13, 2005 02:24 PM ET
Reviewed by: TaylorF
I think if Carrie sings more "pop" country songs like Faith Hill or Shania Twain, she will be sure to win the competition. I think people are turned off by pure country music.

Carrie is Overated
May 13, 2005 08:19 AM ET
Reviewed by: Peanut
I find Carrie to be very boring and stiff on stage. She has had the tendency to mimic the original artist as opposed to making the song her own. Her voice control really lacks. I often find her off pitch. Overall, she needs professional work to get her pitch right, and then she may be ready to produce cds and perform live. She is not ready yet to be the American Idol.

She'll Likely Win AI4...BUT...
May 12, 2005 01:58 PM ET
Reviewed by: dawnzascorp
Carrie has been crammed down our throats from the start of this season. I found her performances very wooden at the beginning, however, I have to give her props for taking risks. She's a good singer and she's probably going to have a great career.

not bad
May 11, 2005 10:44 PM ET
Reviewed by: mikers
she was very inconsistant but gave some good performances.

May 11, 2005 04:56 PM ET
Reviewed by: ILuvMyNikko

Carrie is good
May 10, 2005 10:21 AM ET
Reviewed by: AIFan05
But not the best. She needs to work on her stage presence.

May 09, 2005 08:56 AM ET
Reviewed by: aryglynn

She's good
May 09, 2005 03:22 AM ET
Reviewed by: filana
I wish Carrie did not do so much country. If she's going to do country, she should do "pop" country.

May 08, 2005 11:45 AM ET
Reviewed by: CONFAN4EVA

May 08, 2005 11:29 AM ET
Reviewed by: amwlady

Carrie = boring
May 05, 2005 01:33 AM ET
Reviewed by: bbbbbbbb
She has an okay voice but that's it - no originality, no personality, no excitement at all

Carrie is overrated
Apr 30, 2005 04:14 PM ET
Reviewed by: AZFan6
While Carrie is a cute girl, she lacks in range and power. She is also boring to watch.

hot chick
Apr 29, 2005 06:53 PM ET
Reviewed by: billman76
hot but i vote for scott

Apr 28, 2005 04:23 PM ET
Reviewed by: catsareniice1

Probably will win - but not the best
Apr 23, 2005 02:14 AM ET
Reviewed by: JimmyTruth
Her best performance was singing "Alone." She does pretty well in all categories. Though not the best in my opinion.

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