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Carrie Underwood Trashes Simon Cowell and Tony Romo

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Dec. 10 2009, Published 1:43 p.m. ET

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Country queen Carrie Underwood isn't holding back on two of the men who've passed through her life: ex-boyfriend Tony Romo and the man who made her a star, Simon Cowell.

In an interview with Esquire magazine via Popeater she reveals her opinion on the straight-talking American Idol judge, "Simon's obviously very smart. But he's not the smartest person I know."

Meanwhile, she opens up about whether the lyrics to her hit "Cowboy Casanova" is about her ex, Dallas Cowboy QB Tony Romo: "No. I would never immortalize a guy that did me wrong. I would never give him that much credit."

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As she promotes her third album, Play On, Carrie, 26, remembers her thoughts as she jetted off to join American Idol in LA in 2005.

"I was so nervous when I was on my way to LA I'd never been on a plane, and I was going alone. I kind of got teary-eyed.

"My dad was driving, and he said, "If you want to go home, we can go home, and you never have to think about this again. And I thought, If I don't go, I'm choosing for this not to happen. It will be my choice. So I figured it would be easier for me to get kicked off American Idol than to have it be my own decision."

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