Who is ready for the first night of Sunday night football? Tonight’s game will feature a special guest to sing the theme song that audiences have not seen before. Carrie Underwood, the well-known country singer from American Idol, has been scheduled to replace Faith Hill as the one who sings the theme, “Waiting All Day For Sunday Night.”
The game will be played at 8:30 on NBC, in order to kick-off the season of Sunday night football. It will feature a match-up of NFC East rivals, with star power on both sides of the ball. The Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants will meet in Dallas in their first meeting of the year.
Underwood will be singing tonight about how she has been waiting all day for Sunday night, but really she has been waiting months, before being able to see her performance aired on television. She recorded the segment in June, at a studio in Playa Vista, California. Each version of the song has been complimented by a mini-story or theme, which has always involved players from the NFL, and Underwood’s version will follow the same format, reports the LA Times. It is the same song that was originally sung by Pink in 2006 and has been done by Faith Hill ever since. Her version is intended to be more upbeat and energetic though, and is likely to feature the foot-stomping that she is known for.
The singer also teased her fans a bit and hinted that she might be a part of the performance tonight through twitter. For those fans that did not know what she was planning to do tonight, they were able to make guesses throughout the day.
I've got this funny feeling that I'm going to be waiting all day for something…
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) September 8, 2013
Fred Gaudelli, the show’s producer describes the segment when saying that “The general story is Carrie is performing in a concert stadium, and in the crowd are these living cubes. 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.” He worked with Underwood to visualize a very creative segment that is likely to get the attention of many fans. Some of the players that the show will feature are Peyton and Eli Manning, Andrew Luck, Aaron Rodgers, Calvin Johnson and more.
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