Country singer Carrie Underwood will replace Faith Hill this fall in singing "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night," the anthem of NBC's top-rated weekly football telecast.
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"It's going to be the same song, same lyrics, but it's going to be with my flair," the Grammy-Award-winning singer said in a teleconference Tuesday.
"We have some ideas for the visuals right now," Fred Gaudelli, the executive producer of Sunday Night Football, added. "It's Carrie. It's players. There will probably [be] some kind of live audience component. There will be a lot of visual effects -- hopefully just a rocking number to kick off the game."
She's got some very big, thigh-high leather boots to fill.
CORRECTION: An earlier version incorrectly reported the size of the audience for SNL.