Headlines: Carrie Underwood Countdown Preview, Nashville Casting News

Tonight, The Voice 9 Knockout Rounds conclude and your Top 20 is revealed. 8/7c PM NBC. Dancing with the Stars features Haley Reinhart’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love” and an immunity twist 8/7c PM ABC. After DWTS at 10 pm, check out Carrie Underwood on Countdown to the CMA Awards: Country’s Greatest Crossover Hits With Robin Roberts.

Jordin Sparks will perform the National Anthem for tonight’s Monday Night Football

Preview from tonight’s Countdown special, featuring Carrie Underwood

A clip of Carrie singing 9-5

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Carrie on how releasing “Before He Cheats” made her nervous because of her image coming off of American Idol – “I was a little nervous about just the content and kind of the aggressive nature of the song, because I was on ‘American Idol’ and like I am kind of a–I am a nice person,” Underwood said, laughing. “And I was thinking about all the grandmothers that sat there and voted for me [on ‘American Idol’] and like, ‘What are they going to think?’” – Read more at ABC.com

David Cook: ‘American Idol Returns’ – In advance of his Monday show at the Rams Head On Stage in Baltimore and his Tuesday show at The Hamilton in the District, Mr. Cook sat down to discuss his new CD, “Digital Vein,” the time away and where you’ll most likely find him while he’s in D.C. (Hint, it rhymes with Cord’s Feater.) – Read more at Washington Times

Nashville Scoop: Once’s Cinderella Joins Cast as [Spoiler]’s Daughter – The ABC drama has cast Jessy Schram — AKA Once Upon a Time‘s “Ella” — to join the Season 4 cast in a major recurring role, TVLine has learned. Schram will play Cash Gray, a singer songwriter who is just starting to come into her own, having co-written a few songs with Kacey Musgraves. She has recently re-connected with her formerly alcoholic and estranged musician father (and Deacon’s sponsor), Frankie. According to sources, Cash will eventually cross paths with Rayna (and rumor has it there may be some friction). – Read more at TV Line

SIMON SAYS: CHEERS – This evening in Blighty, SYCO’s Big Dog himself, Simon Cowell, will be honoured with the annual Music Industry Trusts Award for his huge achievements as not only a top U.K. exec, but perhaps THE top A&R guy, as well as for his philanthropic efforts. The 24th annual London gala will aid music-therapy charity Nordoff Robbins and the BRIT Trust. The gong comes at a prime time for Sony’s mastermind, after a nearly decade-long purple patch with the likes of Leona Lewis, Susan Boyle, Il Divo, Olly Murs, JLS, Little Mix and One Direction. – Read more at Hits Daily Double

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