Carrie Underwood, the blond Oklahoma beauty who captured the season four American Idol crown, returned to the place where her wildly successful music career started.
The multi-platinum Grammy winner sang a duet with country crooner/ guest mentor Randy Travis, and the pair did not disappoint on Wednesday Night’s American Idol.
“Man, she really has quite a voice,” Newsday‘s Jamshid Mousavinezhad said. “Just the right twang, very sincere, every word enunciated, and soars amazingly on the chorus. Randy’s sitting next to her on a stool playing the guitar; audience is totally quiet, listening. He’s watching her carefully as he strums along, a total pro… this is definitely one of the best performances we’ve seen on the show; nothing like some of the embarrassments of past seasons with over-the-hill singers.”