Carrie Underwood Received Permission From Paul McCartney To Sing ‘Yesterday’ At Emmys; Gets Harsh Twitter Reviews
Carrie Underwood covered the Beatles' 1960s ballad “Yesterday,” during a tribute to the 50 years that have passed since the JFK assassination and the Beatles' appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. Though reviews of the rendition were mixed, the song’s scribe Paul McCartney had given Underwood his blessing to perform it.
Mere moments after Underwood exited the stage, she took to Twitter to share that McCarney had personally written her a note giving her his vote of confidence.
The coolest thing about singing "Yesterday" on the #Emmys is the sweet letter I got from @PaulMcCartney giving me his blessing to sing it!
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— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) September 23, 2013
While McCartney may have been okay with the country music star singing his song, many Emmy viewers were less than pleased. In fact, combined with diehard Underwood fans, the naysayers helped to make her performance the most talked about part of the 65th annual Emmy Awards. During the broadcast, it was the focus of 17,090 tweets per minute.
Some people never forget where they were when JFK got shot, but I will never forget where I was when Carrie Underwood murdered The Beatles.
— sean oconnor (@seanoconnz) September 23, 2013
Carrie Underwood's version of Yesterday makes me wish it was really yesterday and I hadn't yet heard this abomination. #Emmys
— Richard Crouse (@RichardCrouse) September 23, 2013
I am lost. Don Cheadle just spoke of JFK assassination/Beatles invasion & now Carrie Underwood is singing "Yesterday." But why? #Emmys
— Robin Abcarian (@robinabcarian) September 23, 2013
– Chelsea Regan
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