Stars' First Grammy Appearances

Carrie Underwood

"I think tonight kind of proved that American Idol can transcend the talent show stereotype it has," Idol's 2005 champ told The Los Angeles Times after snagging two trophies -- Best New Artist and Best Female Country Vocal Performance -- in 2007. "It's just great talent on the show that couldn't get discovered doing what they were doing. It certainly worked for me."

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