September 23, 2013 02:20 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
There were plenty of exciting moments at the 65th annual Emmy Awards, but perhaps the most memorable took place when American Idol alum Carrie Underwood sang a tribute to the Beatles. Which song did Carrie choose and how did her fans react?
Fifty years ago marked the very moment when the Beatles first made it big in America, a direct result of their appearance on the Ed Sullivan show. To mark that important moment in history, Carrie Underwood paid tribute to the enduring musical legacy, singing her very own rendition of Yesterday.
Carrie’s performance may have been notable, but perhaps even more impressive was the audience reaction. In the aftermath of her Beatles tribute, the singer’s name was mentioned in an amazing 17,090 tweets per minute. Not bad, huh? Unfortunately, not all the tweets were positive in nature. Many Twitter users felt that Carrie’s rendition of Yesterday proved a huge disappointment. Apparently, though, Paul McCartney didn’t agree with those who felt Carrie’s cover was in bad taste — he actually sent the singer his blessing prior to her performance. Carrie shared her excitement upon hearing from Paul, tweeting, “The coolest thing about singing “Yesterday” on the #Emmys is the sweet letter I got from @PaulMcCartney giving me his blessing to sing it!”
Did you miss Carrie Underwood’s Emmy Awards performance? Check it out below and then tell us whether you think the ensuing backlash was deserved.
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