Did You Like Carrie's Performance?
Carrie Underwood says Paul McCartney himself gave her the green light to perform the Beatles' classic, "Yesterday," during Sunday's Emmy Awards. While some viewers criticized Carrie's rendition of the song, the superstar fired back on Twitter writing, "The coolest thing about singing 'Yesterday' on the Emmys is the sweet letter I got from Paul McCartney giving me his blessing to sing it!"
Carrie's performance in tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show was the most-buzzed about social media moment of the live broadcast, reportedly generating more than 17,000 tweets per minute.
Here are some comments from people who watched her performance:
"I didn't like her performance at all!! and I saw a lot of tweets with the same feelings expressed."
"A great rendition of a wonderful classic song. Appreciated the way she kept it soft and subtle. Nice job."
"She was the wrong person to cover this song. It was jarring and really, really not good."
"Just seemed out of place, not fitting in with what came before and after her rendition."
"I love Carrie but her singing that song just sounded so wrong. The words coould have been slightly altered to make it work. Would have been great if George Strait or someone like that had sung it."
"Amazing performance!!!! flawless!!"