For the eighth consecutive year, Carrie Underwood starred in the show opening of NBC’s Sunday Night Football.
Carrie kicked off SNF with a new recording of “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” on Sept. 13.
Working within social-distancing parameters, the 2020 Sunday Night Football show open was produced with user-generated content from fans showcasing their team spirit. In addition, cameos from some of the NFL’s biggest stars were recorded remotely, including Carson Wentz, Patrick Mahomes, Dak Prescott and more.
From 2013 to 2015, Carrie opened SNF with “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” which is based on Joan Jett’s “I Hate Myself for Loving You.” In 2019, Carrie recorded a new rendition of “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” that featured Joan Jett. The re-tooled song replaced “Game On,” which was featured during the 2018 season. Carrie opened SNF with “Oh, Sunday Night” during the 2016 and 2017 seasons, which was based on her 2014 duet with Miranda Lambert, “Somethin’ Bad.”
“Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” which was performed by Pink, was the original opening for SNF in 2006. Faith Hill replaced Pink from 2007 to 2012.
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