6 Carrie Underwood Covers That Show She Rock Any Genre — VIDEO
I am a fair weather American Idol fan, but always tune in when I get that feeling with a certain contestant, and Carrie Underwood always did it for me. She was a sweet country-pop girl whose voice demanded respect, and it's no surprise that she has become one of the most successful artists to come out of a reality show... ever. Last summer, I saw her during a free show at Central Park in NYC and was so completely blown away by her stage presence that I pretty much forgot she was singing a country song about smashing her cheating boyfriend's car windows.
Although she stays true to her country roots, Underwood's voice is strong enough to hold its own with some of the most legendary vocalists out there. She's done duets with Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton, to name a few, but she hasn't been afraid to expand her musical horizons either. I love when singers cover other artists' songs because we get a good insight into their own musical tastes. And based on her record, it seems like Underwood has a thing for classic rock — and a little Coldplay, because who doesn't like Coldplay?
I rounded up some of Carrie Underwood's best covers that prove she is an undisputed country-pop-rock queen and can master any genre just perfectly.
"Fix You" By Coldplay
The feels. Every single one of them.
"I Will Always Love You" By Dolly Parton
Many people forget that this song is originally by Dolly Parton, and Underwood did it justice by keeping it in its classic style.
"Summer of '69" By Bryan Adams
On a shallow note, her legs look amazing in this video. But her slight twang mixes perfectly with this classic Bryan Adams song, a karaoke favorite around the world (or maybe just mine.) It's almost as cute as One Direction's epic X Factor cover of the same song.
"Paradise City" By Guns N' Roses
I love a badass Carrie Underwood.
"Sweet Child of Mine" By Guns N' Roses
This almost sounds like it's one of her originals.
"Man! I Feel Like A Woman" By Shania Twain
OK, so I know they pretty much only sing covers on American Idol and I could technically put them all here, but this one is just so good. She did Queen Shania all the justice.