Gladys: Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame-type soul and R & B
Carrie: The kind of hybridized pop/country that Nashville loves complimenting itself for producing
Place Among Peers
Gladys: Holds her own against Patty LaBelle, Aretha Franklin et al.
Carrie: Generally considered the least talented Idol winner, though she destroys Taylor Hicks in star value
Gladys: Mormon, gambling addict
Carrie: PETA-voted sexiest vegetarian
Gladys: Alpha Kappa Alpha is America's first sorority established by black college women
Carrie: Sigma Sigma Sigma's other famous alumni are the creator of the Care Bears, the author of Where the Heart Is, and two popular porn stars
Winner: Gladys Knight
Gladys Knight at Northern Quest Casino on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 8:30 pm. Tickets: $50-$60. Visit Ticketswest.com or call 325-SEAT.
Carrie Underwood at the Spokane Arena's Star Theatre on Monday, Aug. 7, at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $30-$40. Visit Ticketswest.com or call 325-SEAT.