Sunday Night Football Theme Song: Carrie Underwood vs. Faith Hill

Carrie UnderwoodThis past Sunday, country superstar Carrie Underwood premiered the new, “revamped” Sunday Night Football theme song for the NBC network.  Underwood took over the duties this year after Faith Hill has sung the theme song for many years.  While many thought it was an admirable entry, many loyal SNF (Sunday Night Football) fans are demanding Faith Hill be brought back to sing the theme song.  They think Underwood’s performance was sub par. 

Here is Underwood’s performance:

In contrast, this is Faith Hill’s performance in prior years:

Personally, I prefer Hill’s performance.  I was pretty disappointed with Carrie’s rendition.  Carrie Underwood is my second favorite, former American Idol contestant (Kelly Clarkson is by far my favorite!).  I expected the rendition to sound better.  Maybe my displeasure stems from my traditionalist nature.

Hill’s performance actually got me revved up for the game.  Sadly Underwood’s performance left me unenthusiastic.  I don’t necessarily think choosing Underwood was a bad decision.  Sometimes change can be good.

I should mention that Carrie discussed how the rendition was changed up a bit because she didn’t want her performance to sound too similar to Faith’s rendition.  She didn’t want people to think “Oh hey they are just placing some new blonde to sing the song.”  I guess I can respect her decision.  Likewise, my opinion that the rendition lacked some intangible should also be respected.

What do you think?

Which rendition do you prefer?


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5 responses to “Sunday Night Football Theme Song: Carrie Underwood vs. Faith Hill”

  1. Theodora Goritsan says :

    I am a big fan of Carrie Undewood. However, I thought Faith Hill’s performance was much more entertaining.

  2. JF Owen says :

    First a disclaimer. I am a huge Faith Hill fan. No, that’s not a totally accurate description. Let me try again. I would walk barefoot across hot coals intermixed with shards of glass to get to the ticket booth of her next concert. No, that doesn’t do justice to my…oh well, you get the idea.

    Having said that, I have to say that I do enjoy Faith’s rendition better than Miss Underwood’s (did you notice that Faith and I are on a first name basis?) However, giving credit where credit is due, I think that Carrie Underwood gives a creditable performance. Is it different from Faith Hill’s–yes. Do i miss Faith–certainly. Will I get over that–unlikely. Do I still like watching Carrie Underwood–without a doubt.

    • realtalkrealdebate says :

      If you and Faith Hill are on a first name basis then surely you could introduce me lol 🙂

      Like you I really like Faith Hill. I also like Carrie Underwood. So it was easy for me to say that I am not really biased in which rendition I like the most.

      I’m not sure if I can get used to it. Any rendition after Faith seems a bit sub par. However, I do like watching Carrie. Both ladies are quite pleasant on the eyes 🙂

  3. jmcmurtray says :

    Not the same without Faith Hill, her vocals are better, it fits her style and fired you up for the game. Carrie is trying entirely to hard to be Faith and she seems totally out of character.

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