Wow. I forgot to tape the Carrie Underwood Holiday special on Fox last night. I was playing tennis and came home and never turned on the TV. Shame on me! (The Jennifer Hudson special on ABC next Monday night is now set on my DVR!)
So I’m scanning YouTube for clips. Saw the Clark Brothers (now Sons of Sylvia) with Carrie. Someone taped David Cook’s “Lie,” which is really quite good. Too bad his duet with Carrie “Why Can’t This Be Love” was cut due to licensing issues (I guess Van Halen doesn’t need the money.).
Carrie’s done “O Holy Night” before but it’s always effective:
So you may have seen her sing “Cowboy Casanova” on the CMAs and the AMAs. Now it’s three times in a month on primetime TV! I did like her outfit the best this time around. And I think she sang this one the cleanest. This is the opening eight minutes, which included some pseudo moments from “Idol” 2005. Great cameo by Bo Bice, too, at 6:22.
Here she is singing her biggest hit “Before He Cheats,” followed by David Cook’s “Lie.”
For folks like me who want to see the entire two hours on a TV screen, it will be repeated Dec. 22 on Fox.
UPDATE: Ratings were decent for the Underwood special: about 8.5 million, according to early numbers today.