Underwood and Bice each performed this song on American Idol
and were judged on their performances. This was common practice on the show: the previous year Fantasia and Diana DeGarmo each did "I Believe
," and when Fantasia won, it was released as her first single, which debuted at #1.
When Underwood hit the top with "Inside Your Heaven," she became the fourth Idol contestant to hit #1 with a debut single. Kelly Clarkson started it all with "A Moment Like This
," and the following year, it was runner-up Clay Aiken who reached the top spot with "This Is The Night
." Taylor Hicks made it five in a row with "Do I Make You Proud?
" in 2006.