By: Guest Blogger, Taylor
Published: October 29, 2010
Gaggles of females (and their loyal boyfriends, husbands and fathers) of all ages trudged through the rain Wednesday night to see an “American Idol,” Carrie Underwood. I was no exception this group, as my mom and I had a girls’ night out to see one of our favorite singers live. Before the show even began, it was great to see all of Underwood’s fashionable followers, dressed to the nines in their cutest dresses, Western boots and Cowboy hats. Once Underwood hit the stage, I knew we were all in for a treat.
Carrie opened the show with the first hit single off Play On, “Cowboy Casanova.” In her first of multiple costumes, Carrie was cute as a button, donning a girly tux complete with a coattail and bowtie. From then on, the concert was non-stop action.
Towards the middle of the concert, Carrie came onstage with a gold metallic top and black leather pants, ready to rock my favorite song of hers, “Undo It.” The lighting and the graphics all looked the same as her hit music video to the same song. Carrie’s voice was pitch-perfect and she certainly brought the crowd to their feet. The amazing thing about Carrie’s albums (and concerts) is that she is able to sing sassy songs like “Undo It,” and then transition into her sweeter, more sentimental songs. That’s exactly what she did last night, following up “Undo It,” with her very first single “Jesus Take The Wheel.” The adrenaline was clearly pumping throughout the audience, and we all felt Carrie’s emotional connection to that song. It’s incredibly impressive that after five years, Carrie is still able to connect to that song on such a personal level.
Other highlights include Carrie playing the piano to “Mama’s Song,” while pictures of Carrie’s life flashed across the screen behind her, closing with a picture of Carrie with her new husband, Mike Fischer. Carrie closed out the concert with “Songs Like This,” where she injected lines from Miranda Lambert’s “White Liar” and Beyonce’s “Single Ladies,” leaving the audience on a musical high.