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Carrie Underwood Had Stiff Competition for Sunday Night Football Gig

Image courtesy of Arista Nashville (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Arista Nashville (via ABC News Radio)

Carrie Underwood is taking over as the voice of NBC's Sunday Night Football theme, "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night," starting September 8, but it seems she wasn't the only celebrity considered for the gig. NBC has released a new clip featuring stars such as Howie Mandel, Joan Rivers , Ken Jeong and the Today show anchor team all "trying out" to sing the theme song. In the end, producers made the wise choice to go with Carrie.

Carrie won't be alone when she makes her Sunday Night Football debut next month. NFL superstars Peyton Manning , Eli Manning , Andrew Luck and Aaron Rodgers are among the 13 football players appearing with Carrie in the opening segment this season.

Sunday Night Football kicks off September 8 at 7 p.m. ET as the Dallas Cowboys host the New York Giants.

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