Carrie Underwood's Memorial Day Weekend featured a surprise celebration. Fans of the country superstar noted that it was 15 years since her breakthrough victory on American Idol. While it doesn't feel like nearly two decades since Underwood first burst onto the scene and snatched victory from runner-up Bo Bice, the shining moment during the fourth season of the reality singing competition has certainly stuck in fan's minds, leading to many celebrating on Underwood's post.
The country superstar called her life since the victory an "incredible ride." She also took a moment to thank her fans for giving her the opportunity by voting for her on the series. The posts included a fan-made video celebrating the moment and the success Underwood has achieved since then.
"Today 15 years ago your world and ours were forever changed, [Carrie Underwood]. We are so thankful you didn't have your dad turn the car around!" Underwood's fan Liv wrote on her post with the video. "Happy 'Idol-versary' Here's a little something from us, whenever you remember we'll be there...always."
Fans quickly joined in to celebrate, especially after Underwood noticed the post and retweeted herself. It was a warm way to remember the moment and gave all involved a chance to hold to a positive moment amid the pandemic, a somber holiday, and other issues.
WOW, I cannot believe it’s been 15 years since my @americanidol win!!! It’s been an incredible ride and I couldn’t have made it through without all of you guys!! THANK YOU so much for this sweet video!! 💕💕💕 https://t.co/IEkFXHQ43f— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) May 25, 2020
Please scroll down to see some of the bright and ecstatic responses Underwood's anniversary sparked on Memorial Day.
Ahhh thank you so much friend for being a part and making it what it is! Currently sobbing! 😭😭😭💗 LOVE YOU! 💗— Liv 💕 (@CareBear4Carrie) May 25, 2020
So happy you saw this!!!!! So thankful you didn’t have your dad turn the car around. Have 15 year idol anniversary. It’s been a great 15, and can’t wait to see what the next 15 bring for you❤️— mary morgan💖💖💖 (@thequeencarrieu) May 25, 2020
Your first song Jesus take the wheel still has a big impact on me . Happy 15th anniversary— Elizabeth Prentice (@Elizabe42659840) May 25, 2020
Remember it well was amazing!— Lisa (@lisajohnson221) May 25, 2020
Oh my gosh congrats sis that she saw it!!!! And yes @carrieunderwood you have inspired and changed so many peoples life’s for the better! Happy idol-versary Carrie and here’s to hopefully seeing you in concert again sooner rather than later 🙏💋❤️🥳🥰— Rae-Ann Smith (@Rae_rae_sunshin) May 25, 2020
It was a night of celebration for sure! I remember being so anxious all day waiting for the show that evening. My mom and I were ecstatic when Ryan said your name! So thankful you went on the show. It’s changed so many of our lives for the better.💗 Happy Anniversary!— Rachel Norman (@RachelNorman86) May 25, 2020
Thank you for sharing your incredible talent with us.— C Sassafras Nichols (@thankyou2vets) May 25, 2020
It came up on my facebook memories today ❤️ my fav singer ever.— Johanne Vincent (@jovin32) May 25, 2020
Happy 15 years! So glad you auditioned for American Idol. You have truly changed the lives of so many people. 💗 I’m so glad you have never strayed away from still being that girl from Oklahoma. Thank you for being real and for always sharing your faith.— Megan Richardson (@therealmegan) May 25, 2020