Carrie Underwood did a good job in her co-hosting duties Monday on Good Morning America, except for one thing — she forgot the tune to her own song.
The American Idol winner and former college journalism major made her debut as a pop culture correspondent on Good Morning America, reporting on the new issue of Vogue magazine and other light topics.
But when it came time for Underwood to compete against fellow co-hosts Lara Spencer and George Stephanopoulos in a name-that-song challenge, she made a pretty big error. Though Underwood was pretty good on the first songs — correctly guessing Bel Big Devoe’s 1990s song “Poison” in no time at all — she didn’t recognize her own 2006 hit song, “Before He Cheats” until several seconds in.
“I can’t believe it took me that long to get my own song,” Underwood said as she smiled. “That’s embarrassing…I got ‘Poison’ before I got my own song!”
Carrie Underwood seemed a bit more knowledgeable of her music on Monday night, when she appeared with a number of other big name acts in the CMA Music Festival. Taped during the annual festival back in June, the television special allowed viewers to watch performances from Underwood, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, and others.
Wearing denim shorts decorated with the American flag, Carrie Underwood rocked through performances of some of her hit songs, including “Before He Cheats.”
But Monday’s Good Morning America mishap aside, Underwood looked at ease on set, and could be angling for a television job sometime soon. The country singer actually had aspirations of working in journalism, and though she admitted she was a bit nervous to appear on air on Monday, she clearly has a knack for it.
Carrie Underwood could follow other pop stars like Brittney Spears and Christina Aguilera, who used their fame in the singing world as a springboard to television hosting/judging duties.