American Idol 4 Rewind’s Top 11 episode was when Carrie sang “Alone”…That performance, to me, cinched her win. It was the week Simon predicted she would not only win, but sell the most records of any AI winner (which pretty much has come true).
She was the first contestant to have ever sung that song on AI…3 people have sung it since: Gina in Season 6, Ramiele in Season 7, and Allison in Season 8. No one (not even Allison, imo) has come close to singing it as well as Carrie did. Oh, and gotta love that big hair.