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    Carrie Underwood putting her spin on 'Sunday Night Football' theme

    Carrie Underwood putting her spin on 'Sunday Night Football' theme - chicagotribune.com

    She'll sing that she's been waiting all day for Sunday night, but really Carrie Underwood has been waiting months.

    Underwood, who replaces Faith Hill in singing the "Sunday Night Football" opening, performed her segment in June at an airport-hangar-sized studio in Playa Vista. Her rendition debuts Sunday night when the New York Giants open the season against the Dallas Cowboys.

    The song will be the same one sung by Pink in 2006, and Hill each year since — "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night" — but Underwood's version is intended to be faster-paced and more energetic.

    "We all definitely wanted to make an intentional shift in the sound and the look and the feel of it," Underwood said. "Because Faith put such a stamp on it. She made it her own. We wanted people to know it was someone else; it was me — my music, my sound, my voice, my look."

    Each version of the song has been complemented by a mini-story or theme, one somehow involving NFL stars, and Underwood's is no different.

    "The general story is Carrie is performing in a concert stadium, and in the crowd are these living cubes," said Fred Gaudelli, the show's producer. "Inside these cubes are NFL stars. They're submerged in water, but then they rise out of the cubes and become themselves. It's kind of a real world combined with a surreal world."

    Among the players who appear in the video are Peyton and Eli Manning, Clay Matthews, Terrell Suggs, J.J. Watt, Andrew Luck, Calvin Johnson, Aaron Rodgers, Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski and Patrick Willis.

    "You knew you were getting a star," Gaudelli said of Underwood, "but her ability to nail things the first time is unlike anybody I've ever seen, other than maybe [play-by-play announcer] Al Michaels."

    Michaels credits the upbeat introduction for attracting viewers who might not ordinarily tune in for a football game.

    "And maybe we can keep them around for 15 minutes or so afterward," he said, adding: "You hope the game is half as good as the open."

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    So when are we gonna actually see the video for this song?

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    "You knew you were getting a star," Gaudelli said of Underwood, "but her ability to nail things the first time is unlike anybody I've ever seen, other than maybe [play-by-play announcer] Al Michaels."
    Love it!!
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    I think the video is out tomorrow isnt it?

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    They picked the perfect person for this! I hope this is a partnership that will last for many years to come. Thanks for posting!!

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    I’m neither a Giant fan nor a Cowboy fan, so I am tuning in to the beginning of Sunday Night Football to watch/hear Carrie, then I’m changing the channel...

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    I thought I'd post this here instead of creating a new thread.

    Carrie Underwood takes her career to a new level during football season - A & E - Houstonian

    I think it is safe to say that Underwood’s career is taking a turn for the best. Sunday Night Football is the number one show on prime-time television for Sunday. This gives Underwood’s audience a chance to expand beyond her usual country-rock fan base and American Idol loyalists. The singer has always had her fair share of limelight, but being a part of one of the biggest sports’ seasons will allow her to shine brighter than anyone who has jump started their career from Idol.

    Hill has an amazing voice, but I admit that hearing someone new this season will be refreshing for the viewers. I think it is essential for Underwood to make sure that she allows her rendition of the theme song to be a reflection of who she is and how she has grown throughout her career.

    It is obvious that Underwood has high expectations for her big debut. She puts her own spin on the popular theme song, and she includes some of the most popular NFL players in her performance. This is a big step in Underwood’s career because it introduces an entirely new ‘Carrie Underwood’ to the world.

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    Thanks Louisa for the find and posting it. i cant wait to watch it tonight.
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    Quite a coincidence that Carrie will be singing about ex-boyfriend Tony Romo when she debut's the Sunday Night Football Theme tonight. She definitely made the right choice with Mike

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    Any minute now!

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    Fantastic! Loved it! She put the umph in it, that's for sure!

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    She did Great!!!!
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    Loved it but it went too fast. Hope someone can get a video of it.
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    WOW! WOW!WOW! Carrie was on fire. She looked delicious and sounded out of this world!

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    WOW, WOW AND WOW!!!!! Carrie just made a touchdown.....

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    I have no idea how long I've been saying she should do the SNF gig. lol
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    I love it Carrie did awesome and people just need to get over themselves because Carrie rock that and Faith would been proud of Carrie.

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    there ya go!

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    already posted ^
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    not on this thread, though. ^


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