As winners of “American Idol,” it’s kind of a toss-up between Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson for the most successful career post Idol. But, then you throw in contestants that didn’t even win like Jennifer Hudson and Adam Lambert and the competition gets even fiercer.
No matter who you consider to be the most successful Idol contestant, if you were competing and had the opportunity to get advice from someone like Kelly or Carrie, wouldn’t you take it? Turns out, Carrie was giving contestants that opportunity for years, but no one ever took her up on it.
Way back in 2011 she told E! that, “Both of them are going to have a lot ahead of them and there’s really nothing I can tell them that will make any of it any easier. Maybe I can give them my number, both of them.” She was talking about Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery before sharing, “”I’ve done this every year, by the way, and no one ever calls me. I think David Cook is the only one I’ve managed to become friends with and we swap stories and talk about stuff, but nobody ever calls me. So maybe they will.”
That’s absolutely mind-boggling.