Tuesday, April 15, 2008

CMT Awards: An Idol Reunion

An Idol cleaned up at Monday’s CMT Music Awards, but it wasn’t the one you would’ve expected…

Kellie Pickler won three CMT buckles: “USA Weekend” Breakthrough Video of the Year, Performance of the Year (at the 41st Annual CMA Awards) and Tearjerker Video of the Year all for “I Wonder.”

Paula Abdul was one of the presenters last night and she said there were so many Idol alumni in the audience that she felt like it was a reunion.

Carrie Underwood didn’t win any awards, but she did get to close the show. Why she didn’t use the opportunity to sing her new single, “Last Name,” I have no idea. She instead chose to do “All-American Girl” which always sounds a little sharp live.

You can see Carrie’s performance and Kellie’s winning moment at http://www.cmt.com/