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There were times in the last six seasons when the highlight of NBC's Sunday Night Football broadcasts took place before kickoff. That's because the immortal Faith "Legatron" Hill hypnotized male viewers worldwide with her pregame song and dance before announcing on Monday that she's stepping down.
As Hill wrote in an online goodbye message, it's time to let someone else "rock the open."
Said "open" will still sound relatively similar, according to Sunday Night Football producer Fred Gaudelli, who told Pro Football Talk on Monday that Waiting All Day for Sunday Night will remain in place with a new performer.
Who might that new performer be? Who, pray tell, can do this justice...
USA Today's Chris Strauss suggests that NBC take a page from HBO's "The Wire" and use 17 different musical acts, which would be cool but might be tough to pull off logistically.
Regardless of what road they take, here are some of our early favorites...
1. Katy Perry: She possesses similar sex appeal but isn't as family-friendly as Hill. That's cool with me, but NBC might not want to go with such a risqué performer.
2. Beyoncé: I'd have to imagine she's the front-runner if NBC can get her. She's such a star and is almost as wholesome as Hill. Wholesome enough, in fact, to do the Super Bowl halftime show.
3. Carrie Underwood: Underwood sang the national anthem before Super Bowl XLVI, and she'll work best if NBC wants to keep it in the country music family.
4. Rihanna: She definitely has the Q rating, the sex appeal and the pipes, but -- like Perry -- she appeals to a slightly different audience. That could be a good thing, but it could keep NBC away.
5. Jane Lynch: Because at least she's done it before...
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For the last several years, Faith Hill has been getting us ready for "the game that bleeds red, white, and blue" -- "Sunday Night Football" on NBC.
However, her time with the Peacock Network has come and gone.
On Monday, Hill announced on her Facebook page that she's parted ways with SNF, calling it a "difficult" and "emotional" decision...
NBC’s Sunday Night Football in America will have a new introduction pitch person in 2013 as Faith Hill will not be brought back. It was announced this morning that Faith Hill will no longer be associated with NBC and the network will reach out to another singer to do the introduction for the 2013 season and beyond.
Hill hit up Twitter, announcing the move this morning. “Amazing...
Faith Hill is out of the football game.
The country star announced Monday morning on Twitter that she won't be doing the ''Sunday Night Football'' theme song this year.
She's been featured at the top of the broadcast for six years now.
Hill says in her tweet it's been an honor to appear on the NBC show, but that it's time to ''let someone...
In news that is sure to crush fans across the country, Faith Hill will no longer serve as the singer in the opening of NBC's Sunday Night Football, a role she's held since 2007. Hill apparently left the gig on her own accord, but the specifics behind her decision are unknown.
Despite Hill being synonymous with the opening, she actually hasn't been the singer for the...
It was learned this week that Sunday Night Football will be without country music superstar Faith Hill doing the lead in. Hill decided to opt out of another season on the primetime football broadcast and wants someone else to step in. Who should be the replacement?
One thing is for certain, NBC is not going to go controversial for the opening. ABC recently canned Hank Williams Jr...
Guys--a familiar (and really hot face--and bod) will not be singing her way into our hearts this fall on Sunday nights like she has each and every season since 2007.
The singer announced on her Facebook page that she was no longer going to be performing the famous intro calling it a "difficult" and "emotional" decision:
Amazing 2 have been part of SNF -...
Faith Hill. Women want to be her (or be her friend) and men want to, well…you know. And, that’s pretty much the definition of success as a female. Plus, she loves football. Which makes me want to be friends with … Continue reading →The post Next woman up…football fans lose Faith on Sunday nights appeared first on Pigskin 'N Pearls.
When you've been waiting all day for Sunday night for six straight years, you're going to get burned out. Faith is no longer the singer/performer/entertainer for the Sunday Night Football theme song.
Earlier this week the news broke that Faith Hill was not going to be welcoming football fans when they sat down to watch Sunday Night Football anymore. For whatever reason there is (and we don't know) SNF and Mrs. McGraw have parted ways.
At the time the folks with Sunday Night Football said that they did not know who was going to take over; just that the song would...
I don’t know if you’ll be able to handle this news, but country singer Faith Hill will be leaving her job of “waiting all day for Sunday night” in the Sunday Night Football intro after 8 years of service. It’s okay if you “cry a little.”In lieu of a gallery of leggy sports women, here is our brief statement of sadness.Hill used the same writing talent that crafted...
The sun is actually out. Too bad that is going to change as soon as tomorrow.
Faith Hill is no longer waiting all week for Sunday night.
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