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Carrie Underwood: Simon Cowell ‘Hates Country’; George Michael Would Be Dream Duet Partner

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As Carrie Underwood prepares for her first-ever U.K. show — a June 21 appearance at the Royal Albert Hall — she’s dishing about one of that country’s harshest music critics: Simon Cowell. As Carrie tells the the London Evening Standard, the former “American Idol” judge despises country music — something she learned at a rather inopportune moment.

“Before the audition, I was told, ‘You know Simon hates country music, right?’” the former “Idol” contestant told the newspaper. “And I was like, ‘Oh no! What else am I supposed to do?’ But I did what I know I can do, and he recognized that.”

The American people did, too, as Carrie won Season 4 and has gone on to become a superstar. Now that she’s playing her first British gigs, she aims to fly the country flag and show folks across the pond “what they’re missing.”

“I really hope to be one of those voices and show everyone this great genre of music,” she said. “There is so much talent in country music and I’d love to be an ambassador for it.”

One other thing she’d like to do: sing with George Michael.

“I’ve been listening to him literally my whole life,” Carrie told the Daily Express. “I had the Wham! tape and I wore that thing out.”

Carrie is gearing up for the release of her highly-anticipated album, Blown Away. The project, which already boasts the best-selling single “Good Girl,” hits stores May 1.

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