Carrie Underwood Previews Her Version of 'Sunday Night Football' Theme

August 05, 2013 09:28:30 GMT

The former 'American Idol' winner puts a rock spin on the 'SNF' opening theme which debuts in full on September 8.

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Country singer and "American Idol" season three winner Carrie Underwood has previewed her rendition of NBC's "Sunday Night Football" opening theme which will make its debut during the new season's kick-off match on September 8 between home team, the Dallas Cowboys versus the New York Giants. The 30-year-old music superstar replaces fellow country music diva Faith Hill who had handled the singing chores on "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night" since 2007.

The less than 30-seconds teaser showed Underwood in the studio recording the song for "primetime TV's no. 1 show," interspersed with zoomed-in shots of the players. Compared to Hill's version, Grammy Award-winning Underwood puts a rock spin on her rendition, where she shows off her powerful vocals before finally saying, "Waiting all day for Sunday night."

The "SNF" opening theme had evolved from Hank Williams Jr.'s "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming over Tonight" which he reworked to come up with the theme for the then "Monday Night Football" program back in 1989. Although it's Underwood's "SNF" debut, she's no longer a stranger to the NFL, having performed in the Super Bowl back in 2010 when she was tapped to sing the national anthem.

"I am thrilled to be a part of NBC's 'Sunday Night Football' and am so honored they asked me," said Underwood, who according to the show's executive producer, Fred Gaudelli, was the first and only choice to take Hill's place. "I have always loved football season, and it is so exciting to now become part of it every Sunday night!"


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posted by Lisa on Aug 06, 2013
Carrie is going to rock it, I can't wait. Faith had her time, better to leave on top.
posted by Ace on Aug 05, 2013
This song is just boring, and leave it to Carrie to give us a preview of a preview :)~
posted by Linda on Aug 05, 2013
I agree with everyone else that says Carrie is no Faith Hill
posted by moby on Aug 05, 2013
Trolls move on!! She's no Faith Hill. I agreed, Carrie is 5x better that Faith Hill.
posted by moby on Aug 05, 2013
Trolls move on!!!! She is no Faith Hill. I agreed,she is 5x better than Faith Hill.
posted by Mel on Aug 05, 2013
I am so sick of these reality TV no talent singers.
posted by Bill on Aug 05, 2013
Carrie is no Faith Hill
posted by Bob on Aug 05, 2013
Bring back Faith Hill
posted by Jill on Aug 05, 2013
Faith's was better. Carrie just screams every song
posted by Brenda on Aug 05, 2013
How can you tell much about itith a teaser. For the information of the Trolls, they have wanted Carrie to do this for years and Faith quit. Carrie is a very talented singer and will do them proud.

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