Carrie Underwood revealed to her fellow American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson this week why she almost quit the show 15 years ago. The two, who are the most successful exports from the singing competition, reunited for an interview on The Kelly Clarkson Show where the Season 4 winner admitted she considered leaving.
Kelly said on the December 18 episode, which can be seen via the YouTube clip below, that she didn't think people would be too happy if they didn't chat about the competition.
"I actually find this amazing, is it true that you almost didn't audition?" Kelly asked.
Carrie, who chatted with her fellow mom of two via video call, explained that it was after her initial audition in front of the judges that she had a freak out about having to fly to Hollywood by herself.
"It was kinda like once things started taking off and then, the thought of me going to Hollywood by myself, and I'd never been on a plane before, it was very unlike me to just go for it -- and it was scary," she said.
"So I definitely had a moment of 'What am I doing?' It's easier to stay home, you know? But, I mean, I wouldn't be doing anything I'm doing now."