Carrie Underwood stuns while performing a moving rendition of an Elvis Presley hit
Country singer Carrie Underwood took to Instagram on Thursday to share a preview of the “Elvis All-Star Tribute” special on NBC. The show aired on Sunday night.
This weekend, NBC aired a two-hour special where other stars paid tribute to Elvis Presley. The show’s ending featured Carrie Underwood singing with Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Darius Rucker, and Blake Shelton.
The group sang Presley’s "If I Can Dream," using an old recording of the late star. The song was also included on Sony Music's “The Best of the ’68 Comeback Special.”
As a whole host of stars prepare to honour The King in the ‘Elvis All-Star Tribute', we're proud to announce the companion album, ‘The Best Of The ’68 Comeback Special’, out now. Plus see your name in Elvis lights and check out the new giphy channel. https://t.co/TIf2BmFWXI pic.twitter.com/NYR7LOuIfH— Sony Music Legacy - UK (@SonyLegacyUK) February 15, 2019
The recording company released the album on Friday. Underwood was also on hand to sing Presley's best-known gospel songs with Yolanda Adams.
.@PostMalone, @ShawnMendes, @dariusrucker, @blakeshelton and @carrieunderwood team with the voice of The King on “If I Can Dream.” It features on ‘The Best of The ’68 Comeback Special,’ an album timed with Sunday's NBC All-Star Tribute to @ElvisPresley: https://t.co/xBIKz9BRkL pic.twitter.com/J7n8LMH3fF— Pandora (@pandoramusic) February 15, 2019
The pair sang a medley of "How Great Thou Art," "You'll Never Walk Alone," and "He Touched Me." The special celebrated Presley's 1968 NBC special, now known as the “'68 Comeback Special.”
The original show revived Presley’s career. The modern one actually kicked off with Shelton singing "Trouble/Guitar Man."
Mendes also got to perform "Hound Dog," while Keith Urban sang "Burning Love." John Fogerty made an appearance singing "Jailhouse Rock" while Ed Sheeran belted out "Can't Help Falling in Love."
Urban and Post Malone did a duet of "Baby, What You Want Me To Do," while Kelsea Ballerini tackled "Always on My Mind."
Other artists who paid tribute to Presley were Jennifer Lopez, Alessia Cara, John Legend, Pistol Annies, Adam Lambert, Mac Davis, Dierks Betley, and Josh Groban.
This wasn’t the first time that Underwood performed for/with Presley. In 2008, she recorded "I'll Be Home For Christmas" for the album “Elvis Presley Christmas Duets.”
For the “If I Can Dream” performance, the opening of the song featured Presley singing the first verse from the “’68 Comeback Special” where the original backdrop with his name in red lights appears.
The visual then transitions to Underwood before other artists also put their own spin on different verses from the song.