Carrie Underwood Vs. Faith Hill: Who Rocks ‘Sunday Night Football’ Better?

Mon, September 9, 2013 10:45am EST by 80 Comments 12,125 Article Views
Carrie Underwood Sunday Night Football Song
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After performing NBC’s NFL theme song from 2007 to 2012, Faith has passed the torch to Carrie. But whose flame burned brighter? Watch & vote!

If you asked the average die-hard football fan, “Who sings the Sunday Night Football theme song on NBC?” they’d probably say something like, “It has a theme song?” Fortunately, I’m not a “die-hard” fan, so I care very much that Carrie Underwood‘s theme song premiered Sept. 9, taking the place of long-standing country queen Faith Hill. But the question is: Whose theme song is better?

Carrie Underwood Vs. Faith Hill: Whose Performance Is Better?

At face value, both theme songs — and accompanied videos — seem pretty equal. They’re both 1 minute and 47 seconds of America-loving, NBC-promoting, blond hair-celebrating joy. But there are a few subtle differences between the two that should allow us to crown a winner.

For starters, Carrie’s performance seems a little more sexed up. Yes, Faith sports a short skirt during her number, but it’s no match for Carrie’s short shorts. And along with the wardrobe alteration, Carrie’s rendition of the song feels more pop-influenced than Faith’s, which is actually pretty true to their individual careers. (Let’s not forget that Carrie got her musical break in Hollywood, not Nashville, via American Idol.)

Our Winner: Faith Hill

In my opinion — and please ignore the fact that I already said I’m not a football fan — Faith’s performance comes across as more genuine. I feel like her performance is more of a salute to the players, and the NFL in general, while Carrie’s is more of a salute to… well… Carrie.

Ultimately, it really doesn’t matter who had the better performance. They’re both being paid ridiculous amounts of money to sing a song that many football fans would skip through, if given the choice. But here at HollywoodLife.com, we care.

HollywoodLifers, which performance do you prefer? Watch them both below, then vote and drop a comment!

WATCH: Carrie Underwood’s Theme Song

WATCH: Faith Hill’s Theme Song

— Andy Swift

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stop stupid people

Posted at 8:35 PM on September 28, 2014  

Faith is better because she is a real singer where as Carrie got know for “I wish I could sing” karaoke TV. I understand the network is probably trying to draw in the crowd who idiot show like I wish could dance, wish I could sing, or housewives of the rich famous and dumber than a brick. Shame as football used to be about the sport.

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Ryan Farano

Posted at 7:38 PM on November 9, 2014  

Amazing that your Tag is “Stop Stupid People” and you write a post like this missing important words every 3rd word….You are a tard.

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Vintage4YourHome

Posted at 8:36 PM on September 21, 2014  

Faith Hill does it much better.. Her voice is stronger & soulful which is perfect for the sound of the theme

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Sam Morris

Posted at 5:35 PM on June 28, 2014  

How can we get Faith Hill back? Without doubt, Faith Hill delivers the intro theme song better than Carrie Underwood.

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Nick Salvatore

Posted at 7:13 AM on December 2, 2013  

Carrie looks like she’s headed to Wal-Mart in that outfit. Faith blows her away in every respect.

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Bob Tolin

Posted at 8:36 PM on December 29, 2013  

I agree, what is the Daisy Duke farm girl look? Faith sleek sexy and all glitter, like a silver porsche. Take the General Lee back to whatever backwater ranch barn it came from and get Faith back or at least someone worthy of replacing her.

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louisvuitton09/10

Posted at 5:12 AM on November 25, 2013  

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jody thomas

Posted at 8:30 PM on November 24, 2013  

I LOVE FAITH, BUT CARRIE ROCKS THIS!!!

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Margie Christopher

Posted at 8:25 PM on November 24, 2013  

Carrie Underwood’s video is the same every week. No different. No excitement. Look at the difference.

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scfp1952

Posted at 1:23 AM on November 18, 2013  

Faith is still a FOX . . . Nuf’ Ced . . .

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Cindy Rose

Posted at 8:47 PM on November 17, 2013  

Faith by far!!! Carrie does not seem real. She looks awful in them dumb shorts every week. “Carrie, you are a professional with plenty of money buy something besides shorts”. I really hope you’ll give her and NBC all this feedback. I love my football and use to love to watch Faith, now you could just skip the song!!!

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Al

Posted at 8:51 PM on November 17, 2013  

You make a good point. I do not care about waiting for Carrie Underwood to sing the song. With Faith, I did not miss a week. :) I think Carrie Underwood is an excellent country singer, a great entertainer, and very pretty. However, I still believe Faith Hill is a better talent, much sexier, and much more beautiful.

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Cesare

Posted at 8:43 PM on November 17, 2013  

Underwood is underwhelming …She should “Carrie” her stinky “Underwear” somewhere else.
Faith sings much better and is much hotter.

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Al

Posted at 8:16 PM on November 17, 2013  

Faith Hill is a better singer and much hotter, even though she is almost twice Carrie’s age.

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Jojo

Posted at 9:21 PM on November 3, 2013  

Faith Hill’s Pu$$y dress will be forever missed. Carrie’s shorts don’t match it.

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Liz (@heartsofjoy2u)

Posted at 10:17 PM on November 6, 2013  

@jojo, your a pig!

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Ron W

Posted at 8:44 AM on October 30, 2013  

Underwood just doesn’t have it!!

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Judy

Posted at 9:00 AM on October 25, 2013  

Faith Hill, Football is NOT the same! A better alternative would have been Shania Twain

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Al

Posted at 8:18 PM on November 17, 2013  

I think Pink did a good job the first season. I would have liked to see Joan Jett do it since it is her song they are parodying.

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