Carrie Underwood sings the National Anthem at Super Bowl (video)
Carrie Underwood’s version of the “The Star-Spangled Banner” during the pregame show prior to Super Bowl 2010 is one of the best renditions I’ve heard at a sporting event.
Dressed in a stunning white pantsuit and top, the 26-year-old American Idol Season 4 winner stepped up to the microphone without a hint of anxiety and delivered the goods under pressure. However, Carrie admitted that she was having the jitters singing in the biggest stage in American sports.
“My biggest fear is the words,” she said during the pre-Super Bowl press conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. “Of course you know the words. But if you’re going to mess up, that’d be the time, right?”
Before the multi-awarded singer performed, Queen Latifah sang “America the Beautiful” flanked by a children’s choir. The Oscar-nominated singer/rapper/actress broke it down during the tune’s finale for a jazz-inflected, gospel-tinged capper.
Watch Carrie Underwood’s Super Bowl performance below: