Carrie Underwood Got Paul McCartney's 'Blessing' To Sing Beatles Song
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Carrie Underwood says Paul McCartney himself gave her the green light to perform the Beatles' classic, "Yesterday," during Sunday's (September 22nd) Emmy Awards. While some viewers criticized Carrie's rendition of the song, the superstar fired back on Twitter writing, "The coolest thing about singing 'Yesterday' on the Emmys is the sweet letter I got from Paul McCartney giving me his blessing to sing it!"
Carrie's performance in tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show was the most-buzzed about social media moment of the live broadcast, reportedly generating more than 17,000 tweets per minute.