“Wait all day Sunday evening.”
It’s often true that a picture is worth 1,000 words, but sometimes those six words are worth an infinite amount of pictures. There’s nothing musical about these lyrics on screen, but you’ve associated them with a specific melody. That means cooler weather, earlier sunsets and, depending on your age, a reminder to finish your homework before school in the morning.
Whatever your association, the “Sunday Night Football” theme on NBC is iconic. And from American Idol star to the bright lights of Sunday night, Carrie Underwood has been there every step of the way.
So it’s no surprise that she’s back for all the “SNF” fun, even if the game is played on a Thursday or Saturday.
The wait is coming to an end! 🎶
Carrie Underwood will play opener for Sunday Night Football for the 11th consecutive season beginning September 10 on NBC and @peacock. 🙌
– Sunday Night Football on NBC (@SNFonNBC) August 1, 2023
This is the 11th consecutive season that Underwood will prepare millions of fans for the NFL on NBC. But that doesn’t mean change isn’t in the air this fall.
NBC announced that the opening of “Sunday Night Football” will look a little different in 2023. Here’s what that means and whether you’ll still be humming “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night.”
Carrie Underwood’s New Video “Sunday Night Football”
Don’t worry, the song isn’t going anywhere.
While NBC isn’t revealing all the details, it appears the latest version of the show is a visual change. According to a press release from NBCthe new open, “presents a concert interspersed with highlights in augmented reality displayed on a halo display board”.
The video was filmed at Resorts World Theater in Las Vegas – the city that is set to host Super Bowl 58 and will likely be featured even more throughout the 2023 season.
Underwood, who carries out a periodic residency there, said in a statement:
Once again, the incredible team at “Sunday Night Football” came up with a new and exciting visual concept that really gave us a chance to play. I loved filming the show again this year at our home away from home, Resorts World Theater in Las Vegas, and I can’t wait to see another football season!
“We are thrilled to work with Carrie to capture a new vision for this season’s open show,” added Tripp Dixon, creative director of the open show for the past 11 years. “It sets the tone for the broadcast and celebrates the teams, star players and fans in a fun and dynamic way.
NBC says the new open won’t debut until Sunday night’s Week 1 game between the Giants and Cowboys at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. This is the fifth time these two teams will open the season on Sunday’s prime-time affair. a series high according to NBC.
That means football fans will have two additional chances to enjoy the now-retired Open: the Hall of Fame game between the Jets and Browns on Aug. 3 and the season opener between the Lions and Chiefs on September 7.
Get ready to turn up the volume.